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Roanna Gonsalves

Roanna says her literary coughing fits eased up when she first came to Varuna in 2002 to a writers retreat and then a non-residential mentorship, both with Charlotte Wood. She is working on her first novel which she began at UTS, where Cathy Cole was her MA supervisor. Varuna has been the bronchodilator that has infused Roanna's fiction and prevented it from having an asthma attack. Roanna has worked as a reporter, script-writer, website designer and currently works at the University of New South Wales as a research assistant.