Raywat Deonandan is a Canadian author and scientist. Born in Guyana, Deonandan migrated to Canada at a young age. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Biostatics from the University of Western Ontario in 2001.
His two books, Sweet like Saltwater and Divine Elemental were published in Toronto by TSAR Publications in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He was awarded the 2001 Guyana Prize for Literature for first book of fiction.