I went book shopping today and when I came home was pleasantly surprised to realize that 5 of the 6 books I bought were by Sri Lankan authors. The only reason I bought the sixth was because I needed it for a project and not out of choice. Wooow how brilliant is this! I did not go out with the intention of buying books only from Sri Lankan authors but they seemed the most compelling to read out of the selection of books which were available at the odel book store. Suddenly there seems to be sudden eruption of Sri Lankan talent and it fills my heart with joy finally that English writers locally can make it worthwhile to be published. I was also thrilled to see that the design of the book covers were really good. In fact one book which I picked up deserves special mention because originally I thought it was a foreign book and only later did I realize it was once again a local author. The book I am talking about it called “When life gives you lemons, make limoncello- confessions of an English teacher in Italy” I am still going through it but so far it has been an interesting and entertaining read. I am so impressed with the design I thought that it deserves a special picture of its own. I feel it is also my duty to thank Otara of Odel for giving us access to such a variety of local authors and promoting local literature by doing so. Way to go Sri lanka makes me sooo proud.