Suneeta Peres Da Costa

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Suneeta Peres Da Costa
Suneeta Peres da Costa reading Saudade at GleeBooks.jpg
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupationauthor and playwright
Notable worksHomework (1999)

Suneeta Peres Da Costa (born 1976) is an award-winning Australian author and playwright. She is best known for her 1999 autobiographical novel Homework.[1]

Peres Da Costa was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is a graduate of the University of Technology (Bachelor of Arts, Communication) and was a Fulbright Scholar at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Writing.[2] She received the Philip Parsons Young Playwrights Award (1996) and the Ian Reed Foundation Prize for Radio Drama (1998). Her radio plays include Watermark, Angelina's Song, Children See Everything, Fire and The Art of Straying for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[3]

Peres Da Costa's latest work (March 2018), Saudade follows Maria, a young girl from a Goan immigrant family, growing up in a political hierarchy of racism and colonialism[4]


  1. ^ Homework, Peres Da Costa, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2001
  2. ^ Author record, Suneeta Peres Da Costa, AustLit (, 2002-
  3. ^ Australian Plays
  4. ^ Saudade, Peres Da Costa, Giramondo Publishing, March 2018