Alfreda de Silva

Rachel Lilian Alfreda de Silva (née Perera; 1920 - 2001) was a Sri Lankan poet, journalist and television screenwriter.[1][2]

BiographyEdit

De Silva studied at St John's College and Girton School, both at Nugegoda, and qualified as a teacher.[3] She later received a Ford Foundation grant to spend a year at the Yale Experimental Theatre and Drama School.[3]

Selected worksEdit

  • De Silva, A. (1973). Children's poems. Colombo: Hansa Pub.[4]
  • De Silva, A. (1977). Out of the dark the sun. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified.[5]
  • De Silva, A. (1990). Pagoda House: Recollections of childhood. Colombo: Alfreda de Silva.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alfreda de Silva". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Ian; Noel-Tod, Jeremy, eds. (23 May 2013). The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English. OUP Oxford. p. 142. ISBN 9780199640256. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b Gunawardena, Charles (2005). Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka. Sterling Publishers. p. 112.
  4. ^ De Silva, Alfreda (1973). Children's poems. Colombo: Hansa Pub. OCLC 421498455.
  5. ^ De Silva, Alfreda (1977). Out of the dark the sun. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified. OCLC 17332581.
  6. ^ De Silva, Alfreda (1990). Pagoda House: recollections of childhood. Colombo?: Alfreda de Silva. ISBN 978-955-95307-0-1. OCLC 25281276.