Hasanthika Sirisena‘s work has been anthologized in This is the Place (Seal Press 2017), in Every Day People: The Color of Life (Atria Books 2018), and twice named a notable story by Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and is a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award recipient. She is currently faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and Susquehanna University, and she is acting editor at West Branch magazine. Her short story collection, The Other One, won the Juniper Prize and was released in 2016 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her essay collection Dark Tourist (Mad Creek Books 2022) won the Gournay Prize and is a finalist for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award.