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Gunesekera, Romesh

Overview
Works: 25 works in 236 publications in 9 languages and 4,932 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Cricket stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9440.9.G86, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Romesh Gunesekera
 
Most widely held works by Romesh Gunesekera
Reef by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

58 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's transition from errand boy in Sri Lanka to sophisticated restaurateur in London. It happens thanks to the influence of Ranjan Salgado, an aristocratic bachelor with an interest in things intellectual. At age 11 the boy goes to work on Salgado's estate as an assistant to the houseboy. Bit by bit he advances to become houseboy and cook, picking up in the process general knowledge and the art of conversation. By the author of Moonfish Moon
The match by Romesh Gunesekera( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of thirty years and spanning three countries, a Sri Lankan named Sunny faces a series of unexpected events, from his relationship with an English woman to his return to his home country during a brief lull in the civil war
The sandglass by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feud between two Sri Lankan families. They are the Ducals and the Vatunases and the novel traces their relationship, which ends in bankruptcy, adultery and murder. The setting is Sri Lanka and England
Heaven's edge by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc leaves London in search of a new life on an island off the coast of India where he falls in love with Uva, an eco-warrior who has been targeted by kidnappers
Monkfish moon by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prisoner of paradise by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lucy Gladwell arrives in Mauritius from England to live with her aunt and uncle in their grand plantation house, her mind is full of the poems of Keats and tales of romance . She is nonetheless unprepared for the beauty, fecundity and otherness of this island paradise between Africa and India, where she is to be waited on hand and foot by servants and free to let her thoughts drift on the sea breeze. If only they did not drift to such problematic subjects as the restrictions of colonial society, or the bigoted outbursts of her uncle, or the disquieting attractions of Don Lambodar, a young translator from Ceylon, himself entangled in thoughts of iniquity and desire and facing a decision which could risk his precarious position. Under the surface there is growing unease. For it is 1825: Britain has wrested power from France and is shipping convict labour across the Indian Ocean. The age of slavery is coming to its messy end. Word is lapping against the shores of the island - of revolts in Europe and the Americas, and of a charismatic new Indian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating storm is coming
Noontide toll : stories by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The driver's job is to stay in control behind the wheel and that is all. The past is what you leave as you go. There is nothing more to it. Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings, and now works as a driver for hire. As he drives through Sri Lanka, carrying aid workers, businessmen and families, meeting lonely soldiers and eager hoteliers, he engages them with self-deprecating wit and folksy wisdom, and reveals for us their uncertain, difficult lives. On his journey from the army camps in northern Jaffna to the moonlit ramparts of Galle, in the south, he begins to discover the depth of the problems of the past--his own and his country's--and the promise the future might hold. From the writer praised by The Guardian for the "vivid originality" of his vision, here is a wonderful collection--perceptive, somber, finely tuned--which draws a potent portrait of postwar Sri Lanka and the ghosts of civil war"--
Novel writing : a writers' and artists' companion by Romesh Gunesekera( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part 1 provides an introduction to the forms and history of the novel and helps you plan and research your masterpiece, develop characters and compelling narratives and your own authorial voice. Part 2 contains guest contributions from Philip Pullman, Louise Doughty, Glenn Patterson, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Stevie Davies, Doris Lessing, Tash Aw, Elif Shafak, Anne Enright, Tim Pears, Anita Desai, Tim Lott, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrea Levy, Alan Hollinghurst, Bernardo Atxaga, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Michèle Roberts, Joan Brady, Lynn Freed, Evelyn Toynton as well as a number of the 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists including Kamila Shamsie, Tamima Anam, Naomi Alderman, Ned Beauman, Jenni Fagan and Joanna Kavenna. Part 3 offers practical advice on collaborative writing, overcoming writer's block, editing and rewriting and finding an agent and a publisher for your work"--
Noontide toll : stories by Romesh Gunesekera( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The driver's job is to stay in control behind the wheel and that is all. The past is what you leave as you go. There is nothing more to it. Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings, and now works as a driver for hire. As he drives through Sri Lanka, carrying aid workers, businessmen, and families and meeting lonely soldiers and eager hoteliers, he engages them with self-deprecating wit and folksy wisdom?and reveals for us their uncertain lives. On his journey from the army camps in northern Jaffna to the moonlit ramparts of Galle, in the south, Va
Récifs : roman by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El reloj de arena by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barriera di coralli by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pages held with words : an anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisière du paradis [roman] by Romesh Gunesekera( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reef by Romesh Gunesekera( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a love story set in a spoiled paradise. It is told by Triton, who, at the age of eleven, goes to work as a houseboy to Mr Salgado, a marine biologist. Triton learns to polish silver, to mix a love cake and to steam the exotic parrot fish for his master's lover. As Triton recounts his story, a voice emerges: naive and knowing, fearful and brave, the voice of a boy becoming a man in a world stumbling to the brink of chaos. 1994
New writing 3( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sandglass by Romesh Gunesekera( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two rival Sri Lankan families, Ducal and Vatunas. Traces the origins of their three-generation feud from the 1940s, when Jason Ducal craftily undercut the business of the entrepreneurial Vatunas patriarch. Describes the tragic human cost of inherited hatred. 1998
Training for development : the organization of training in Britain for developing countries by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Land of my childhood stories from South Asia : stage 4 (1400 headwords) by Romesh Gunesekera( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carapace by Romesh Gunesekera( )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The matchThe sandglassHeaven's edgeMonkfish moonEl reloj de arenaLand of my childhood stories from South Asia : stage 4 (1400 headwords)
Alternative Names
Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera 1954-....

Romesh Gunesekera auteur uit Sri Lanka

Romesh Gunesekera écrivain britannique

Romesh Gunesekera escritor británico

Romesh Gunesekera sri-lankischer Schriftsteller

רומש גונסקרה סופר בריטי

റൊമേഷ് ഗുണശേഖര

Languages
English (191)

French (9)

Spanish (9)

German (7)

Italian (5)

Chinese (3)

Hebrew (3)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)