Dr. Roanna Gonsalves

Dr. Roanna Gonsalves (PhD., UNSW) is the author of The Permanent Resident, published in South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney. The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. It is on several lists of must-read books, and on the syllabi of university courses. Her work has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio documentary series on multilingual Indian writing, On the tip of a billion tongues, was commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN’s Earshot program.  Roanna is the founding co-editor of Southern Crossings, .was the UNSW Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence in S2 2018, and sits on the Board of Writing NSW.