Dr Roanna Gonsalves is an Australian author and radio presenter. She was born and brought up in Mumbai and moved to Australia in 1998. When she isn’t winning awards she’s taking selfies.
Dr Roanna is an advocate of literature as a selfie. She has described her short story collection The Permanent Resident as a literary selfie of country and a retweet of homage. She describes it as an empowering act to refocus the gaze of Australiana to more voices. Readers, critics and awards agree that she’s onto something with The Permanent Resident won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize and was longlisted for a Dobbie Literary Award.
But enough about Dr Roanna let’s talk about… actually no, not enough! I have so much more to tell you. She has a PhD from UNSW, she has received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award is co-founder of Southern Crossings, has a series of radio documentaries through Earshot ABC RN, and is the UNSW Copyright Agency Writer-in-Resident for 2018.
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