Sunila Galappatti has worked with other people to tell their stories as a dramaturg, theatre director and editor. She started her working life at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle and is a former Director of the Galle Literary Festival. She has worked with Raking Leaves on its Open Edit project and at Commonwealth Writers, where she was non-fiction editor at adda for the first year of the site. She is the author of A Long Watch, retelling the memoir of a prisoner of war. She lives in Sri Lanka.