Hasitha Adhikariarachchi is an emerging writer and poet. Raised in Sri Lanka, she now calls Sydney home. Inspired by futility of everyday sexism, her work includes plays, poetry and short fiction. Hasitha was the runner-up of the Poetry Section of International Women’s Day Writing Competition by South Coast Writers Centre and has been featured by the Macquarie University in ‘Emerging Writers Festival – 2018’ and ‘South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival – 2017’. Hasitha’s piece, The Greyhound, the Dark-Bearded Man and the Wind, was selected for ‘The Monologue Adventure-Voices of Women’ organised by Content and Cultural Projects. Last year she won the ‘NSW Multilingual Poetry Slam 2017’.
Hasitha initiated Queen of Sea Publishers to promote the work of South Asian female authors. Queen of Sea is an independent publishing house dedicated for publishing the best work of both established and emerging female writers in Sri Lanka.