Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London. His first novel IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY was the winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Jhalak Prize, and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for 2019. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and was also shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize in 2018. IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY is 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.