Stringhoppers – Photograph

Series nameStringhoppers

This postcard size black and white photograph illustrates the stringhoppers dish. The arrangement of the photograph was taken from the original drawing by Romesh Gunesekera and is used as an illustration in the short story “Stringhoppers”.

Date of Creation / Publication1995
CreatorUnknown; Gunesekera
Associated Person/ OrganisationGunesekera, Romesh
Collection and Reference NumberRomesh Gunesekera Collection (GB 2661 RG)
Catalogue NumberRG/SN/SH/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Romesh Gunesekera
Series notesStringhoppers was a short story written by Romesh Gunesekera. It was published in 'Food - The Vital Stuff' by Granta Books in the winter of 1995. The digitsed items in this file feature a manuscript, a drawing and a photograph of stringhoppers. In Gunesekera's story, he describes stringhoppers as "a saucer sized pancake of vermicelli squeezed out of a perforated mould".

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.