LOCATION: colombo, sri lanka

WELCOME.

I’m Yudhanjaya Wijeratne (@yudhanjaya). I wrote Numbercaste, The Inhuman Race, and several other stories. As a writer, my work has been nominated for the Nebula Award, published on ForeignPolicy and Slate, and appeared on Amazon bestseller lists. My novels are available from HarperCollins and Aethon Books. 

As a researcher, I work with the Data, Algorithms and Policy team at LIRNEasia, a think tank working across the Global South; I also co-founded and help run Watchdog Sri Lanka, a factchecker. 

When not doing these things, I argue with the cat and tinker with OSUN, a series of AI+human experiments in creativity.

OUT NOW!

"A novel of meteoric energy, flaring brighter and brighter as it falls further into its world."
- Indra Das, author of The Devourers

"A classic science fiction adventure wrapped around a deeply philosophical core... what begins as a space opera evolves into an exploration of life itself."
- S.B. Divya, author of Runtime

"Finally, an AI inner monologue I can relate to . . . Oh, and also, I’ll read it to you."
- Nathan Fillion, Firefly, Serenity and Castle

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Archives

BASIC YUDHANJAYALOGY

Writing adventures and related musings.

Nonfiction papers and reports. Computational linguistics, misinformation, social networks, public policy. 

More information, a few links, occasionally updated.

Free-to-play

SELECTED SHORT FICTION

Free short stories! An easy way to dip your toes to see what I write, how I write, and whether you’d be interested in my work or not. 

Ricepunk?

never heard of that before

Is a living document containing a very particular framing I want to explore in my work. If it intrigues you, hit me up.

Contact

For any fiction-related business queries, please contact my agent, Stevie Finegan at finegan[at]zenoagency.com.  

For non-fiction work:  hello[at]yudhanjaya.com

NOVELS

"The Inhuman Race cements Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s status as one of the subcontinent’s science fiction stars."
- Gautam Shenoy, FactorDaily
"Little eludes Wijeratne's gaze as he grapples with the implications of emerging technologies, socio-cultural phenomena and political movements."​
- Smriti Daniel, Sunday Times
"Wijeratne's ability to adroitly splice through the complexity of real, contemporary world affairs and politics is reflected in his fiction.... ...entwined with characters that are finely drawn, and rooted very much to very human failings even as they strive for a greatness that outlives time and place."​
- Sanjana Hattotuwa, Groundviews

THE CAKE IS [NOT] A LIE . . .

SELECTED SHORT FICTION

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COME FOR THE HYPE, STAY FOR THE MEMES