Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London. He is the author of the novel, Reef, which was a Booker Prize finalist, and a collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
"A book which touches powerfully and deeply." -"The Times" (London) "Gunesekera's loving, elegiac prose lingers on so many minutely exquisite facets of tropical life that to read a few pages is to abandon your world for his. To enter the world of "Reef" is like diving underwater into shoals of glittering fish, among sculptures of living coral. Beauty is everywhere and time vanishes as you read." -"The San Francisco Chronicle" "Powerful, incandescent... Lost innocence in the final years before a war is the theme of this eloquent first novel." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Put your ear to the page, and you can almost hear the ocean whisper." -"The Independent"