Hello. My name is Rosa and I’m a writer.
I live in Paris, by the Parc de Belleville, and sometimes in Ramsgate, on the Kentish Coast.
The photo above is an old postcard of the lighthouse on Sark. Sark is a small Channel Island, 3 miles long, with no cars and practically no taxes. When I was 23, I graduated and went to work as a cook on the island for a little while. It’s an amazing place, and I moved to Paris and wrote a book about it.
In 2011, that book won the first ever international Paris Literary Prize, organised by legendary bookshop Shakespeare & Company with the generous support of the De Groot Foundation. Since then, I turned what was once a novella, into a novel, and last summer, it was bought by the wonderful publisher of women – Virago. The Last Kings of Sark comes out as a hardback on the 7th November 2013 in the UK, and will be published by St Martin’s Press (US) in July 2014.
If you want to get in touch, you can email me at rosarankingee [at] gmail . com.