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Roma Tearne


Sri Lanka

Roma Tearne fled Sri Lanka at the age of ten, travelling to Britain where she has spent most of her life.

She gained her Master’s degree at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, and was Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She was recently awarded a fellowship in the visual arts by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain.

She lives and works in Oxford.
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel nominee (2007) : Mosquito
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Swimmer