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Roma Tearne


Roma Tearne is a Sri Lankan-born, Oxford-based artist, film-maker and writer. She trained as a painter, completing her MA at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford.

Her debut novel, Mosquito, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Book Awards First Novel prize. The Swimmer was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2011 and Asian Man Booker in 2012.

Roma Tearne was recently writer-in-residence at the Imperial War Museum.

Praise for Roma Tearne
‘She has a wonderful ability to create atmosphere.’ The Times
‘Tearne brings her skills as a painter to her writing’ Sunday Telegraph
‘An exquisite writer and captivating storyteller’ Aminatta Forna
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