Profile

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 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 2018 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her essay collection Dark Tourist won the Gournay Prize and is forthcoming from Mad Creek Press/The Ohio State University Press.

Education

MFA - Creative Writing | City College of New York

MA - Educational Communication & Technology | NYU

BA - Philosophy | UNC Chapel Hill

BFA | SAIC

Geoff Bouvier

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]

Miciah Bay Gault

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Tomás Q. Morín

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Connie May Fowler

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Brian Leung

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference