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 in London. Now based in Sri Lanka, she commissions and edits non-fiction stories for Commonwealth Writers. A Long Watch is her first book.
A version of this essay originally appeared on TheWire.in in July 2016. It is reprinted in Brick 98 with their kind permission. It takes a long time to tell the story to friends: to say that I have a . . .