Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera’s Reef was short-listed for the 1994 Booker Prize. His ten books include The Sandglass (BBC’s inaugural Asia Award) and Monkfish Moon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His novel, The Match, was described in the Irish Times as a book that ‘shows why fiction is written—and read’. His latest novel is Suncatcher(Bloomsbury) and his latest collection of stories is Noontide Toll (Granta).

He is also the co-author of Novel Writing – A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion.

He has been a judge for a several prestigious literary awards including the Granta list of the Best of Young British Novelists (2013) and the Sunday Times/Audible Short Story Prize.

Currently, he is a judge for the 2024 International Booker Prize.

He was on the board of Arvon, where he is a regular tutor, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was born in Sri Lanka and lives in London.

See here for Romesh’s tips for writers.