10 minutes with Sri Lankan born writer, Romesh Gunesekera
Romesh was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Britain in the early 1970s. His first novel 'Reef' (1994) was short-listed for the 1994 Booker Prize and received the Premio Mondello Five Continents Asia award. 'The Sandglass' (1998), received BBC’s inaugural Asia Award and 'Heaven’s Edge' (2002), like his collection of stories, 'Monkfish Moon' (1992), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A new collection of stories set in post-war Sri Lanka, 'Noontide Toll' was released in 2014. Romesh is the Chair of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.