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By Mahsuda, Aug 3 2018 06:55PM

It's not very often I get to talk about my working class roots and even less about being an Asian, female, dyslexic writer with working class roots so it felt liberating talking to Roughcaste magazine about all things council esates and identidy (link below).

If you fancy a chance of winning a hardback copy of 'The Things We Thought We Knew' pop over to twitter and look at @roughcaste_ feed to see if you can grab a copy. (Not long before the papberback comes out now guys, I am very exctied!)

By Mahsuda, Jul 16 2018 12:33PM

I love the East Midlands and the region features heavily in my novels (current novel Leicester, next novel Nottingham and the third novel Derbyshire) so I've decided, for the paperback release of 'The Things We Thought We Knew', to do an East Midlands Book Tour! I'll be visiting Nottingham, Market Harborough, Leicester and Derby Waterstones stores as well as doing a Twitter Q&A (just send me your question with @mahsudasnaith in your tweet). All events free, just ask in store for tickets. I am very excited to see you all!

By Mahsuda, Jun 11 2018 08:07PM

I often get asked at author events if my novel is auto-biographical. The story is centred around a British-Bangladeshi girl growing up on a council estate in Leicester, so I say ‘no, not autobiographical at all’. And for a long time I didn’t really think it was. I write to escape, to put myself in other people’s shoes, to revel in the fun of making stuff up. But recently when I was asked at an event if I, like the central character of 'The Things We Thought We Knew', have ever suffered from a condition like chronic pain I realised that, in my early 20’s, I had suffered with a mysterious condition that left me drained of all energy, in physical pain and isolated in my mother’s council estate house.

So no, not autobiographical at all.

I’ve written about this in more detail on The Mighty website, a fantastic online community that shares the stories of people living with disability, disease and mental illness. Find the article below and a link to the general website which is jam packed full of interesting and life affirming articles...

By Mahsuda, Mar 5 2018 09:19PM

As part of International Women's Day (March 8th) and for the Penguin #LikeAWoman celebrations I was asked to write a piece about women who have inspired me. The more I thought about it the more I realised that the women who have inspired and, what's more, have CHANGED me are rebellious, fearless women who don't care one iota about societal norms. I'm going to keep on trying to be a bit more like them every day. It might be a slow rebellion, but it will be a rebellion nonetheless!

Find the link to my piece below...


Winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize,

the SI Leeds Prize and author of  'The Things

We Thought We Knew' & 'How to Find Home'

mahsuda snaith...

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