Rohan Gunatillake’s first book This is Happening will be published by Pan Macmillan’s new Bluebird imprint.
Rohan is a leading entrepreneur in the growing area of wise technology and modern mindfulness. Rohan heads up 21awake, a creative studio which combines deep experience in meditation, technology & design. 21awake is best known for buddhify, the urban mindfulness app which so far has been the #1 Health & Fitness app in 34 countries. Rohan also has a background in digital innovation in the arts, has worked with several leading arts organisations across the UK including two years as the innovation lead for the Edinburgh Festivals. Based in Glasgow, Rohan is an in-demand speaker on modern meditation both in the UK and internationally with recent appearances at SXSW, FutureFest, Wisdom 2.0, Future Everything and the Buddhist Geeks Conference. Rohan has written for Wired UK and the Guardian online and has made guest appearances on BBC Radio 4, the Guardian Tech Weekly podcast and CBC. He is a trustee of the British Council and in 2012 Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who are about to change the world.