Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) which won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. It is published in India as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney. 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. Roanna’s four-part radio series, On the tip of a billion tongues ( Earshot, ABC RN) is an acerbic exploration of contemporary India through its multilingual literature. She is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from UNSW, serves on the Board of Writing NSW and is currently a Lecturer in Creative Writing at New York University, Sydney.