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PHILIP MINCHER Philip Mincer (1930-) was born and educated in Auckland, New Zealand.

He has written more (1) __________ fifty short stories, which have been published in journals and anthologies, and he has also published a collection of poems, Heroes and Clerks. His stories often reflect his own love of wildlife and the outdoor life. A kind of longing is part of the story sequence (2)_________ The Ride Home, in which Roy and Kays love for (3)_________ other grows against a background of outdoor adventures. Mincher wrote of the sequence: I have tried to fix a brief and wonderful time that we all carry within us; to fix a scene with which young people and older people in memory can identify. ANNE RANASINGHE Anne Ranasinghe was born as Anneliese Katz in Germany. In 1939, (4)__________ she was thirteen, her parents sent her to England to escape from the Nazis. She was met (5)_________ an aunt whom she had never seen before, and a week (6)__________, was sent to a school 140 miles away to live among strangers and to learn a new language. Later, she married a Sri Lankan professor and (7)__________ a citizen of Sri Lanka. Her books, short stories, features, poems, and radio plays have been published and broadcasted around the world. She has won many international and local awards the latest being the Sahithyarathna State Literary Award 2007, the highest honour in Sri Lankan literature, for her immense contribution to the field. VIJITA FERNANDO Vijita Fernando is a Sri Lankan journalist, translator, and writer of fiction. (8)_________ graduating from the University of Ceylon, she worked for (9)__________ thirty years at the Ceylon Daily News, where she was a feature writer, editor of the Womens Page, and the Childrens Page. She has written two collections of short stories in English, Eleven Stories (1985) and Oces, on a Mountainside (1995). In 2002 she won the Gratiaen Award for creative writing. She has also translated a number of works (10)_________ her native Sinhala to English, for which she has won several national literary awards. She says that her stories do not attempt to project a message, nor do they carry a moral. She lives in Sri Lanka.

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PHILIP MINCHER Philip Mincer (1930-) was born and educated in Auckland, New Zealand. He has written more than fifty short stories, which have been published in journals and anthologies, and he has also published a collection of poems, Heroes and Clerks. His stories often reflect his own love of wildlife and the outdoor life. A kind of longing is part of the story sequence called The Ride Home, in which Roy and Kays love for each other grows against a background of outdoor adventures. Mincher wrote of the sequence: I have tried to fix a brief and wonderful time that we all carry within us; to fix a scene with which young people and older people in memory can identify. ANNE RANASINGHE Anne Ranasinghe was born as Anneliese Katz in Germany. In 1939, when she was thirteen, her parents sent her to England to escape from the Nazis. She was met by an aunt whom she had never seen before, and a week later, was sent to a school 140 miles away to live among strangers and to learn a new language. Later, she married a Sri Lankan professor and became a citizen of Sri Lanka. Her books, short stories, features, poems, and radio plays have been published and broadcasted around the world. She has won many international and local awards the latest being the Sahithyarathna State Literary Award 2007, the highest honour in Sri Lankan literature, for her immense contribution to the field. VIJITA FERNANDO Vijita Fernando is a Sri Lankan journalist, translator, and writer of fiction. After graduating from the University of Ceylon, she worked for over thirty years at the Ceylon Daily News, where she was a feature writer, editor of the Womens Page, and the Childrens Page. She has written two collections of short stories in English, Eleven Stories (1985) and Oces, on a Mountainside (1995). In 2002 she won the Gratiaen Award for creative writing. She has also translated a number of works from her native Sinhala to English, for which she has won several national literary awards. She says that her stories do not attempt to project a message, nor do they carry a moral. She lives in Sri Lanka.