Roanna Gonsalves

Dr Roanna Gonsalves (she/her) is the author of the award-winning book of short fiction The Permanent Resident (UWAP) published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger). Her four-part radio series ‘On the tip of a billion tongues’, commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN’s Earshot program, is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and The Bridge Awards’ inauguralVaruna – Cove Park Writing Residency Scotland. Roanna serves on the Board of Writing NSW and works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at UNSW.