A Feast of Serendib

Dark roasted curry powder, a fine attention to the balance of salty-sour-sweet, wholesome red rice and toasted curry leaves, plenty of coconut milk and chili heat. These are the flavors of Sri Lanka.

In A Feast of Serendib, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduces her mother’s cooking and her own Americanizations, providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan American cooking, straightforward enough for a beginner, and nuanced enough to capture the flavor of Sri Lankan cooking.

"Hush" Now Available on Tor.com

Jenny returns to her home planet in the midst of civil unrest. A stay-at-home order has been issued in the wake of anti-alien protests, and only she can escort her neighbor Katika, a Razuli girl, home safely…

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In March 2020, Mary Anne hauled out her sewing machine and started sewing masks.  After several months of that, she started designing her own fabric (some of it, like “Heartplanets,” in collaboration with her daughter, Kavi Whyte), which is now available through Spoonflower as both fabric and already-sewn home decor items.

Her designs are inspired by her garden, South Asian heritage, science fiction / fantasy / literary themes, and general geekery. Check them out here:  https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/serendibhome/collections?filter=designed

You can also purchase custom scarves and other items handmade by Mary Anne in her Serendib Shop:  https://serendibshop.com

Latest Posts

WisCon Schedule

We made it up to WisCon yesterday, coming in a day early to do some writing / workshopping with folks. I have a very heavily-scheduled con, as anytime I’m not on panels or doing a reading, I’ll be staffing the SLF table in the dealer’s room, or doing a volunteer

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Broke $3000

Hey, we broke $3000 over the weekend! Woot! We’re six days into the Kickstarter, so that’s pretty decent, but I’d really love to hit goal ($5K) soon, so I can relax, but also so we can start working on the exciting stretch goals. Spread the word, please, and support if

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Morning Anand

Just some pics of morning Anand, who is very excited that there are only a few weeks left of school. Is it a little disheartening for a teacher to see how much her child wants teaching to stop? Maybe a little! At age 12 and 3/4, he is getting taller

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Garden Log 5/22/22

Installed a gutter planter today. I’ve been interested in the idea of trying to take advantage of more vertical garden space — this is a narrow bit of wall that doesn’t do anything, and anything big there would start blocking the path down from the back deck, but I thought

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The story of

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.

 

Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit (desilit.org) and the Speculative Literature Foundation (speclit.org).  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  www.maryannemohanraj.com

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Vegan Serendib 99%
Jump Space 95%
Cancer Log 50%