Polica Dubova

Slovensko / English

Minoli Salgado

Minoli Salgado was born in Malaysia and grew up in Sri Lanka, South East Asia and England. She is a Reader in English at the University of Sussex where she teaches contemporary literature. Her current research focuses on narratives of trauma. Her novel, A Little Dust on the Eyes (Peepal Tree Press, 2014), won the first SI Leeds Literary Prize and was longlisted for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature. She is the author of the critically acclaimed study, Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resistance and the Politics of Place (Routledge, 2007), which focuses on Sri Lankan literature in relation to the civil war. 

photo by Alan Holden

In 2012, she was selected as the Olympic poet for Sri Lanka in London’s Poetry Parnassus. She has participated in literary festivals in the UK, Sri Lanka and Nicaragua, given readings in Toronto, Lisbon, New Orleans, Virginia, Aarhus and Izmir, spoken on censorship at PEN events and served as a literary judge for Amnesty International. Her poetry and fiction have been published internationally in journals such as Wasafiri, Short Story, and Asia Literary Review, and anthologised in the UK and US. 

OUTSTANDING AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2016 A Little Dust on the Eyes was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
2012 SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished fiction

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Novels
2014 A Little Dust on the Eyes

Monograph
2007 Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resistance and the Politics of Place

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