Amali Gunasekera

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Amali Gunasekera was born and grew up in Sri Lanka. She has a Ph.D from Lancaster University and a recipient of the Princess Alexandra (Chancellor’s) Medal. After living in Mozambique, Kenya and India, she is now based in Cumbria. Her first collection, Lotus Gatherers, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 (under her former name of Rodrigo). She was selected for Arts Council England’s project Breaking Ground: Celebrating the Best British Writers of Colour in 2017. Her second collection, The Golden Thread, was published in March 2022.