Rosanna Amaka is of African and Caribbean heritage. She holds both graduate and post-graduate degrees in engineering and teaching from King’s College and University College London, and spent many years travelling and working abroad as an engineer. This travel helped to fuel her existing interest in the human condition and history, and is a feature in her work.
Her debut novel, ‘The Book of Echoes’, was shortlisted for The Authors’s Club First Novel Award, The RSL Christopher Bland Prize and The HWA Debut Crown Award. She began writing the novel over twenty years ago, to give voice to the Brixton community in which she grew up in. The novel is about life, love and hope, and was inspired by a wish to understand the impact of history on present-day lives. Her second novel will be out in 2023. She lives in London.