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Marisa Wikramanayake

Marisa Wikramanayake is a Sri Lankan-born, Australia-based, world-travelled author, editor and journalist. She works freelance covering science, politics, business, and arts and lifestyle news and edits books for authors and publishers. She has edited award-winning authors such as Amanda Jay, Theena Kumaraguruanathan and Jane Rawson and won the inaugural KSP Foundation Fellowship for her current book ‘Gin and Tonic’. She was longlisted for the 2018 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award for her novel ‘Sedition’. She has written for Australian and overseas publications such as the Daily FT and The New Daily and has convened the 2013 IPEd National Editors Conference. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Federal Councillor and delegate for the union MEAA and sits on its Ethics Committee and the National Freelancers Committee. She has also previously sat on WA’s State Literary Board.

In her books, she writes about queer and diverse characters, about what drives people, about mental health, about love and shenanigans and what her friends call ‘the quiet sadness of life’. In the moments when she can breathe, she dances, paints, plays video games, sews and finds more hobbies to distract herself with. She tweets at @mwikramanayake and blogs at marisa.com.au

Specialises in:

  • Journalism – politics, business, news, features, science
  • Science fiction, speculative fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Short stories
  • Romance fiction
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Freelancing
  • Working rights and conditions
  • Editing
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