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, was given a special commendation by the judges of the Manchester Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the Bridport prize and the Fish prize. Roshi Fernando lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children. Her debut novel Homesick was originally published by Impress Books and is now published in hardback by Bloomsbury in the UK and by Knopf in the US.