Gooneratne, Yasmine

About Yasmine Gooneratne

Biography (Postcolonial Studies @ Emory)

Biography (Austlit)



Autobiography/Life Writing

Relative Merits: A Personal Memoir of the Bandaranaike Family of Sri Lanka (1986)



The Sweet and Simple Kind (2006)

The Pleasures of Conquest (1995)

A Change of Skies (1991)


Short Story Collections

Masterpiece and Other Stories (2002)

Stories from Sri Lanka (1979)


Poetry Collections

6,000 Ft. Death Dive (1981)

Poems from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, & Singapore (1979)

The Lizard's Cry and Other Poems (1972)

Word, Bird, Motif (1971)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Fabricated Stereotypes: Asia in the Australian Imagination." Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader. Sarwal and Sarwal (eds.), 2009

Celebrating Sri Lankan Women's English Writing: 1948-2000 (2002)

With Brendon Gooneratne: This Inscrutable Englishman: Sir John D'Oyly, Baronet (1999)

Silence, Exile and Cunning: Fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabwala (1983)

Diverse Inheritance: A Personal Perspective on Commonwealth (1980)

Alexander Pope (1976)

Jane Austin (1970)