Dr Roanna Gonsalves
Lecturer

Dr Roanna Gonsalves

  • PhD, UNSW
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts by Research in Social Science, UNSW, Australia
  • M.A. in Professional Writing, UTS, Sydney, Australia
  • Diploma in Television Production, KvB North Sydney, Australia
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Bombay, India
  • B.A. in English Literature, St. Xavier’s College, University Of Bombay, India
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Roanna Gonsalves is a writer with an interdisciplinary practice. She is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger Books). The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. Roanna’s series of radio documentaries, On the tip of a billion tongues, commissioned and broadcast by Earshot, ABC RN, is an acerbic socio-political portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and attended St. Xavier’s College.

Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has been an invited Keynote Speaker and panelist at numerous literary events. She has been teaching, supervising and mentoring emerging prose writers and screenwriters within communities, schools, literary organizations and institutions such as New York University Sydney, UNSW, Western Sydney University, Macquarie University and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She is a recipient of grants through the Australia Council for the Arts, is a recipient of fellowships and residencies at Varuna and Bundanon, was the UNSW – Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence 2018 and received The Bridge Awards’ inaugural Varuna – Cove Park Writing Residency 2019 (Scotland). Her research interests are in the sociology of the arts, social media, creativity studies, and postcolonial literatures. She serves on the Board of Writing NSW. For more information, see  roannagonsalves.com.au.

  • Books | 2016
    Gonsalves R, 2016, The Permanent Resident
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Gonsalves RA, 2016, 'Trails of Breadcrumbs: On Being Indian and Australian', in Sareen S; Pal S; Prasad GJV; Bharat M (ed.), Indo-Australian Connections Retrospect and Prospects, Pinnacle Learning, New Delhi, pp. 20 - 31
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Chan JB; Gonsalves R, 2013, 'Authorship and collaborative creativity in new media art', in Thomas K; Chan J (ed.), Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 393 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9780857939814.00039
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Gonsalves R; Chan J, 2013, 'Chapter 26: Authorship and collaborative creativity in new media art', in Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 393 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9780857939814.00039
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Chan JBL; Gonsalves R; Metcalfe N, 2011, 'Bridging the Two Cultures: The fragility of interdisciplinary creative collaboration', in Fischer G; Vassen F (ed.), Collective creativity : collaborative work in the sciences, literature and the arts, edn. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichende, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 159 - 176, http://www.rodopi.nl/ntalpha.asp?BookId=IFAVL+148&type=new&letter=D
  • Edited Books | 2021
    Gonsalves R, (ed.), 2021, Centres and Peripheries, Orana Arts, NSW
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Daymond M; Gonsalves R; Gui W; Griffiths M; Krishnan M; Lorre-Johnston C; McNeill D; Raja I; Rampaul G; Sharrad P; Skeete G; Gichanda Spencer L; Steiner T; Williams M, 2017, 'New Literatures', Year's Work in English Studies, vol. 96, pp. 1166 - 1334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ywes/max022
    Journal articles | 2015
    Gonsalves R, 2015, 'The Survival of the Friendliest: Contemporary Indian Publishing in English at the Frankfurt Book Fair', Cultural Sociology, vol. 9, pp. 425 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1749975515590244
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chan JB; Bruce J; Gonsalves R, 2014, 'Seeking and finding: Creative processes of 21st century painters', Poetics, vol. 48, pp. 21 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2014.11.001
    Journal articles | 2011
    Gonsalves R, 2011, 'Multiculturalism and Mainstage Australian Theatre', Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, vol. 2, pp. 72 - 83, http://www.easa-australianstudies.net/node/265
    Journal articles | 2008
    Gonsalves R; Chan JB, 2008, 'Creating Fiction: Bourdieu`s Theory and Writing Practice', Text: JOURNAL OF WRITING AND WRITING COURSES, vol. 12, http://www.textjournal.com.au/april08/gonsalves_chan.htm
  • Creative Written Works | 2021
    Gonsalves R, 2021, George jarvis, black hindoo servant, port jackson, 1809 (preparatory study), Westerly
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Gonsalves RA, 2014, 'A Trail of Breadcrumbs: Tales of the Indian Australian Spatial Imaginary', presented at Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 23 January 2014 - 25 January 2014
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Gonsalves RA, 2014, Friending and Trending, Only Connect, Rundle S; Bharat M, (ed.), Brass Monkey Books, http://brassmonkeybooks.com.au/?page_id=103
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Gonsalves RA, 2013, 'What is the Capital of Frankfurt? Indian Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012', presented at European Sociological Association Conference, Torino, Torino, Italy, 28 August 2013 - 31 August 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Gonsalves RA, 2013, 'What is the Capital of Frankfurt? Indian Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012', presented at Journey of the Book Conference, University of Pune, Pune, India, 23 September 2013 - 25 September 2013
    Creative Written Works | 2013
    Gonsalves RA, 2013, The Patron Saint of Excess Baggage, Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home, McCarter K; Lemer A, (ed.), Affirm Press, http://www.affirmpress.com.au/joyful-strains
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Gonsalves RA, 2012, 'All’s Fair at the Frankfurt Book Fair: An ethnography of a literary space', presented at Cultural Studies Association of Australia conference, University of Sydney, 04 December 2012 - 06 December 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Gonsalves RA, 2012, 'Creating the Creators', presented at Scenes of Reading, University of Sydney, Sydney, 25 May 2012 - 26 May 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Gonsalves RA, 2008, 'The Writer as Igneous or Sedimentary Rock: An exploration of the varied creative processes of novelists', presented at Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference, UTS, Sydney, 27 November 2008 - 29 November 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Gonsalves RA, 2007, 'Creating Fiction: Bourdieu’s Theory and Writing Practice', presented at Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference, Canberra, Canberra, 22 November 2007 - 23 November 2007

  • Australia Council for the Arts India Literature Exploratory Grant 2020
  • The Bridge Awards’ inaugural Varuna-Cove Park Residency Scotland 2019
  • Bundanon Writer-in-Residence 2018-19
  • Copyright Agency UNSW Writer-in-Residence 2018
  • Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Grant 2017
  • The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award for PhD research 2013-14
  • Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board New Work Emerging Writer Grant 2008

 

  • Varuna – Cove Park Scotland Writer-in-Residence, funded by The Bridge Awards, 2019
  • Bundanon Writer-in-Residence 2018-19
  • NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018
  • Longlist, Dobbie Literary Award for a first-time published author 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (team award led by Christopher Kremmer for UniPollWatch at UNSW) 2017
  • Dean’s Student Leadership Award, Community category, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia 2012
  • Australian Writers Guild Award, Best Script, Community and Youth Theatre, 2011
  • Varuna Writers Centre Fellowship 2011
  • Longlisted for the Australian/Vogel Literary Awards 2009
  • Shortlisted for Varuna-Harper Collins Awards for Manuscript Development 2006