Ramya Jirasinghe is an award-winning poet, fiction and non-fiction writer from Sri Lanka. She is the author of There’s an Island in the Bone, which won the Sri Lanka State Literary Joint-Award in 2011, Rhythm of the Sea, Trinity, When Life Touches Life and Love Poems from a Frangipani Garden. Ramya was longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize (2011), and was a joint runner-up to the Guardian Orange First Words Prize (2009).
The UK TimesOnline featured her in its 2009 selection of contemporary war poetry. Her work in The Tipton Poetry Journal, Osprery, the New Republic, UK TimesOnline and in local newspapers Sunday Times, Sunday Island, Island and Daily Mirror. She represented Sri Lanka at the Medellin Poetry Festival, Colombia, in 2001 and the Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2021. She holds a PhD from the University of Colombo.