Shamini Sriskandarajah

Shamini Sriskandarajah is a carer, therapist, bereavement counsellor, clinical supervisor, florist, writer, and editor. She writes poetry, fiction and life writing about the intricacies of loss, friendship, and family. Shamini also writes non-fiction about floristry and gardening, culture and society, and mental health and inequality.

Shamini was shortlisted for the London Writers Award in 2019.  Her Life Writing piece ‘Hazel and Fiver’ was shortlisted for the 2021 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize.

Shamini’s poem, My Sisters Care Home Promises, is published by Arachne in our forthcoming anthology Where We Find Ourselves.