Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP)winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018, and longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. 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 is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings, and has a PhD from UNSW. The Permanent Resident (UWAP) is published in South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger). She is currently the UNSW Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence.


Sessions

Saturday 20th, 10:30am-11:30am

Why perspective matters

Roanna Gonsalves and Elizabeth Tan discuss the importance of who speaks and who is silenced with Alice Grundy.
Venue: Centre for Stories
Tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concession
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Sunday 21st, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Welcome to Australia

Roanna Gonsalves is in conversation with Charlotte Guest about the politics of her provocative collection The Permanent Resident.
Venue: Centre for Stories
Tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concession
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