Carmen Wickramagamage is Professor in English and, currently, Head of the Department of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Hawaii, USA, for her work on exploring the uneasy alliances between postcolonial theory, feminism and Third World women writers. She counts among her publications essays and articles on literature produced in postcolonial spaces and on themes relating to these spaces. In addition to writing on literature in English, she also translates from Sinhala into English. Her translation of a Sinhala novel into English, Sunethra Rajakarunanayakes Podu Purushaya translated into English as Metta, won the State Literary Award for the Best Translation of a Work of Fiction into English.
Andrew Fowler-Watt was born and educated in the UK. He won scholarships to Eton College and St Johns College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature and was a Choral Scholar. Andrew has taught English Literature at three leading Independent Schools in the UK. He was also actively involved in Drama. He was a professional singer, performing extensively in leading Concert Halls and Cathedrals both in the UK and overseas.
Michelle de Kretser was born in Colombo and lived there until she was fourteen, when her family migrated to Australia. She holds an MA in French literature from the Université de Paris III. Michelle has been a tutor in the English Department at the University of Melbourne and is currently an honorary associate in the English Department at the University of Sydney. She has judged several literary prizes, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and her book reviews and literary criticism appear in a range of publications.