DAY 17: Roshi Fernando

Roshi Fernando was born in London of Sri Lankan parents. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Swansea. She won the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers, was shortlisted for the 2011 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award, longlisted for the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Roshi Fernando lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children.  She continues to write, and fail. One day she will write and succeed. And then fail again. And then… ad infinitum.


Further reading

Read: Troll on Roshi Fernando’s blog

Review: Homesick in The Guardian

Follow on Twitter: @RoFernando

Discover more: https://roshifernando.me/


Resource: The Sunday Times Short Story Award blog


Writing prompt: (It’s Roshi’s 30th wedding anniversary today and she’s written this prompt for you all – happy wedding anniversary Roshi!)

It’s your fifteenth wedding anniversary.
You are only nineteen…
The kiss tastes of being nineteen.
Love is this taste.  The taste of