Monkfish Moon – Handwritten notes

Series nameMonkfish Moon

This note book page details Gunesekera’s notes for some of the stories in ‘Monkfish Moon’. Written in red ink and pencil, the notes include costume descriptions and ideas for the characters in his stories.

Date of Creation / Publication1990 - 1991
CreatorGunesekera, Romesh
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberRomesh Gunesekera Collection (GB 2661 RG)
Catalogue NumberRG/SN/MM/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Romesh Gunesekera
Series notesMonkfish Moon was Gunesekera's first collection of short stories. Published in 1992 by Granta Books, the collection includes nine short stories set in Sri Lanka. Monkfish Moon depicts a war ravaged Sri Lanka as well as the country's breath-taking beauty. Monkfish Moon was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1993.

Collection notesThe Romesh Gunesekera Collection contains digital extracts of his short stories and novels, as well as several poems. The material also includes photographs, handwritten detailed research notes, and annotated manuscripts.