The Whole Wide World is a crime fiction that features writers from Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Maldives was launched in early September as a Publication of Sweerycat Press and is now available worldwide at online book retailers and selected bookstores.
Pramudith D Rupasinghe
The Sri Lankan author PRAMUDITH D RUPASINGHE is considered one of the emerging authors of our times. His books have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 12 languages.
Born in Gampaha, Sri Lanka in 1979, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. After completing his first degree, he started his career as a French teacher in several schools. Then South Asian Tsunami in 2004 changed his career path into Humanitarian domain. As a humanitarian diplomat, he has served in several countries around the world by contributing to his specialisation 'Mental Health-Psychosocial Support' to almost every major calamity in past decades such as South Asian Tsunami, Haiti earthquake, Pakistan earthquake, The great lake crisis, Liberian civil conflict, West African Ebola crisis and Nepal earthquake.
He worked with the Red Cross and Cresent movement and is currently working with the United Nations.
His departure to Africa in 2010 can be introduced as the starting point of his career shift as an author.
He invented a new genre 'Semi-Fiction' with his title 'Footprints in obscurity' and seems following the same style; novel 'Behind the Eclipse' is written in the same style. Besides that, breaking the rules of traditional writing Pramudith D Rupasinghe has used passive voice at a significantly higher in his writings which are unique to his style of expression.
His title 'Behind the Eclipse' is currently listed as one of the most read books in 2016 among humanitarian community.
Besides 'Behind the Eclipse' and 'Footprints in Obscurity' his has several significant works such as: 'Bayan' (2002), 'Termites' (2004), 'The Island of Paradox' (2003), 'Lethal Truth' (2005)
'Magpie' (2008), 'Rhymes of a journey' (2011) and 'Broken Bricks' (2012) which were published regionally and locally.
The person behind the author is a wildlife photographer, clinical psychologist, leisure long-distance-runner, human right activist, leisure traveller who has visited over 130 countries, reader, tea and coffee gourmet, painter and a simple man who loves to stay with his family.
He is present in all social media networks, and he is a writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.
In the past years, Pramudith D Rupasinghe has expanded his presence on the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress Facebook(https://web.facebook.com/BestSellingTile2017/),(https://web.facebook.com/PRAMUDITHDRUPASINGHE/?fref=ts), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Pramu79) among others. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube, Flickr offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.
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