Gunesekera, Romesh

Author’s Homepage: List of author’s works including several editions and translations, contributions in anthologies and list of reviews of and essays on his work (2002)

Short biography provided by Emory University (Atlanta), 1997.


Gordon, Neil. Rev. of Reef. Boston Review, 1995.

Maya, Jaggi. Eden Project (Rev. of Heaven’s Edge). The Guardian, 2002 (May 11).

Carey, Jacqueline. Family Feud (Rev. of Sandglass). New York Times, 1999 (January 17).

O’Regan, Nadine. Rev. of Heaven’s Edge. Sunday Business Post (Ireland), 2002 (April 28).

Binding, Paul. Rev. of The Match. The Independent, 2006 (March 19).

Kapur, Akash. The Present is a Foreign Country (Rev. of Heaven’s Edge). New York Times, 2003 (February 23).

Khair, Tabish. Where Hell Begins (Rev. of Heaven’s Edge). The Hindu, 2002 (July 7).

Singh, Lisa. Rev. of Heaven’s Edge. Star Tribune, 2003 (February 22).

Freeman, John. Go East, Young Man (Rev. of Heaven’s Edge). San Francisco Chronicle, 2003 (March 23).

Upchurch, Michael. Death and Lifelessness in Sri Lanka (Rev. of Sandglass). San Francisco Chronicle, 1999 (January 10).

Hajari, Nisid. An Ill-Fitting Tale (Rev. of Sandglass). Time Magazine, 1998 (April 13).

Iyer, Pico. The Empire Strikes Back (Rev. of Reef) – German translation. Unionsverlag, 1995 (June 22).


Hussein, Aamer. Romesh Gunesekera: After an odyssey, paradise regained. The Independent, 2002 (April 13).

Palmer, Judith. Romesh Gunesekera: the decisive moment. The Independent, 2006 (March 24).

Erney, Hans-Georg. “Culture is not contained, it’s all over the place” – an interview with Romesh Gunesekera. EESE – Erfurt Electronic Studies in English (University of Erfurt), 1996.

Radio 4 – Front Row. Gunesekera on Heaven’s Edge. BBC Radio, 2002 (April 23).

Hall, Sarah M. Romesh Gunesekera. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.


Nasta, Susheila. Critical Perspective on Gunesekera. British Council, 2002.

Writings by Romesh Gunesekera


Excerpt from Heaven’s Edge. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.

Long extract from The Match. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.

Essays / Articles

Sense of the City: Colombo. BBC News, 2003 (August 5).

Its real strength is that the US is not in it. The Guardian, 2002 (July 19).

Short Story

Jubilee., 2003.


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