I was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in London and I now live Bristol. I am a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. I love my life! I work with gifted new writers, and I foster new talent. I still have time for my own writing though and I write both fiction and poetry.
I have three novels published by Fourth Estate: Selfish People , set in contemporary Bristol; Children of Light ; and Our Dancing Days , set in a Suffolk commune in the 1970s.
I am also a spoken word poet. I won the Bristol Poetry Slam in 1996, and went on to tour worldwide, performing her poetry at several international festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Austin International Poetry Festival, Wordfest, at Calgary in Canada and The Cuirt in Galway, Ireland. I toured South East Asia with the British Council. My first poetry collection Prayer to Imperfection was published by Burning Eye books in March 2014 and my second will be published by Burning Eye Books in Oct 2018. I am currently working on an online poetry film project, The Book of Hours, working with film makers from all round the world.