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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.

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Feeling a Little Blue

I admit, I’m feeling a little blue right now — I’ve just had to cancel the SLF’s Portolan Writing Project Kickstarter, after putting a tremendous amount of time and effort into promoting it over the last month. In the last hour, we’d gotten up to almost $5200 in pledges, with

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I’ll Be at the Good Shepherd Holiday Market

Quick note for locals that I’ll be at the Good Shepherd holiday market this Sunday (the 5th) from 8:30 – 12:30. I’m planning to bring cookbooks, curry powder, sweets, scarves, and I’m not sure what else, but undoubtedly other things too. There’ll be several other vendors there, of course! 611

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Want to Come Hang Out in the SLF Discord?

Geeky writing / reading folks — are any of you interested in hanging out on a Discord with me over the next few weeks? We’re getting ready to open the SLF Discord to our members, but I want to populate it some first with conversation so it looks lively and

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We Broke $5K

We did break $5K last night, and more than 90 supporters — thanks so much, folks!…/the-slfs-portolan-writing… Facebook is still throttling my ability to tag in my friends so they can actually SEE these posts, which is more than frustrating. At this point, with five hours left in the fundraiser,

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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 ( and the Speculative Literature Foundation (  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Books Published
Current Books Progress
Jump Space 90%
Vegan Serendib 99%

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Mary Anne Mohanraj