Lalini Shanela Ranaraja is a multi-genre writer from Kandy, Sri Lanka. 

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Sky Island Journal, Strange Horizons, Transition, Uncanny Magazine, and elsewhere. Her research and writing interests include South Asian studies, gender-based violence, sexual assault advocacy, mental health awareness, and gender equality.


She has taught English as a Second Language at Black Hawk College in Illinois and she is a submissions editor for Uncanny Magazine. She is a graduate of Augustana College, Illinois. 

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