Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (University of Western Australia Publishing) 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 (Speaking Tiger Books) 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 exploration of contemporary India through its multilingual literature. Roanna is a recipient of the Australian Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. See more at