In my second post about the UWAP writers I am proud to share this publishing house with, I’m writing about The Permanent Resident and its author, the award winning Roanna Gonsalves. The short stories that make up this collection are playful and terse, abundant and contained, unexpected and universal. Roanna and I were both published in the same year by the same press that is threatened with closure by a university that appears unwilling to accept that UWA Publishing has a role and a future in supporting stories that celebrate our commonality and our differences as global citizens. The Permanent Resident has, since its publication, won the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Award (2018) and been included as a text in university syllabi as well as reprinted and published overseas. You can read reviews and accolades here: