This one-page extract from the 1993 draft manuscript of Gunesekera’s second novel, ‘Reef’ is from the first page of the final chapter, entitled “Strandline”. Gunesekera has made handwritten corrections and insertions on this manuscript which can be seen in the body of the text and in both margins.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1993|
|Associated Person/ Organisation|
|Collection and Reference Number||Romesh Gunesekera Collection (GB 2661 RG)|
|Copyright||The Creator and/ or the associated|
|Access to originals||The originals are located with Romesh Gunesekera|
|Series notes||Romesh Gunesekera's Reef is a love story set in Sri Lanka. It is told by an eleven year old Triton, who goes to work as a houseboy to Mister Salgado. This second novel by Gunesekera was short listed for both the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1994, and was the winner of the Yorkshire Post Best First Work. In 1997, it was awarded a Premio Mondello in Italy. Digitised material in this file includes an extract of the novel, notes pertaining to research conducted by the author, and a draft manuscript. |
|Collection notes||The 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.|