Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London. His first novel, IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY, won the International DylanThomas Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY was also published in the United States, France, Italy and Sweden. Guy Gunaratne is one of the judges for the Goldsmiths Prize 2019. He lives between the UK and Sweden and has worked as a documentary filmmaker in human rights journalism.