Suneeta Peres da Costa is the author of Saudade. She was born in Sydney, Australia, to parents of Goan origin. She writes fiction, nonfiction, plays and poetry and has worked with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney Review of Books and the National Gallery of Victoria, among others. Her debut novel, Homework, was published internationally by Bloomsbury in 1999 and her literary honors include a Fulbright Scholarship, the Australia Council for the Arts BR Whiting Residency, Rome, and, recently, an Asialink Arts Creative Exchange to the Australian and New Zealand Studies Centre at Himachal Pradesh University, India. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, New York.