Ameena Hussein is a sociologist, writer, and editor. She is the author of the novel The Moon in the Water, which was longlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC; as well as the short story collections Fifteen and Zillij, winner of the State Literary Prize. Hussein was also an editor of Sometimes There is No Blood, a survey of research on violence against women in rural areas by the International Centre of Ethnic Studies in Colombo. In addition to editing several collections of stories for children and adults, Hussein is cofounder of the Perera Hussein Publishing House, known for publishing cutting-edge Sri Lankan fiction. She lives in Sri Lanka.
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