Roanna Gonsalves is the award-winning author of Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger) published in Australia as The Permanent Resident (UWAP). Her book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award. Her acclaimed four-part radio series on multilingual Indian writing On the tip of a billion tongues was commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN's Earshot program. Her work has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri and is on several lists of must-read books.