DAY 28: Susmita Bhattacharya

Susmita Bhattacharya was born in Mumbai. She sailed around the world in oil tankers with her husband before settling down in the UK. Her short fiction has been widely published, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her novel, The Normal State of Mind, was published in 2015 by Parthian (UK) and Bee Books (India) and was long listed for the Words to Screen Prize by the Mumbai Association of Moving Images (MAMI). Her short story collection, Table Manners, will be published by Dahlia Publishing in September 2018. She lives in Winchester, where she teaches contemporary fiction at Winchester University. She also facilitates the Mayflower Young Writers workshops, a SO:Write project based in Southampton.

Further reading

Read: The Partitioning of Dreams in FlashBack Fiction

Review: The Normal State of Mind in Wales Art Review

Follow on Twitter: @Susmitatweets

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Resource: Ten tips to help you write a short story by Susmita Bhattacharya in Writers and Artists

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