Reading Saturday, 22 September with Éilís Ní Dhuibhne @ 7.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
Roshi Fernando’s Homesick, linked stories about the Sri Lankan community in London, was short listed for the Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award 2011 and won the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers. She’ll be reading at the Small Wonder Festival in the UK as well this month, and has been previously longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She was born and brought up in London. She was educated at the University of Warwick and is in the final year of a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Swansea. Her story Three Cuts is published in the anthology Sing Sorrow Sorrow published by Seren in October 2010. Roshi has also been given a special commendation by the judges of the Manchester Fiction Prize, and has been longlisted for the Bridport Prize 2009. Roshi lives in Gloucestershire with her partner and four children.