News and events


I’ve been longlisted for the 4thWrite Prize!


Biriyani flash: building up the layers of flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique 


Green chutney sandwiches, my novella in progress, longlisted for the Morley Prize!


I have a poem shortlisted for the Spectrum poetry anthology from Renard Press!


Families and other natural disasters reviewed by Sarah Tinsley!


Flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique for National flash fiction day 2022!


Top tips for running a writing workshop post on the Koyal Writers blog


Experimenting with story structure workshop for the Crow Collective


‘Baseline measurements’ nominated by Arachne Press for a Pushcart!


‘Things to do the week after you promised to change the smoke detector battery’ nominated by Stanchion for a Pushcart!


Winners event for the  Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize, for whom I judged the Fiction  31 and over category


10QA, interview on DesiBooks as part of the ‘Where we find ourselves’ blog tour


Building your house: Laying the foundation for fabulous flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique 


Green chicken curry‘ is the runner up in the technical challenge category of the August Flash Fiction Festival competitions


The Travelling Notebook: A conversation about connection with the Koyal Writers on YouTube as part of South Asian Heritage Month


What really gets you is the rising heat‘ on YouTube as part of An evening of Women’s Flash Fiction Readings for South Asian Heritage Month


Layers in Flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique for National Flash Fiction day on the 26th June!

recording and handout available:

‘Layers in Flash’ Workshop: Recording & handout available



Erosion (first published by Lunate Fiction) is on the 2021 Wigleaf Top 50 list!


Layers at Flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique for the Stay at Home lit Festival!


I’ll be reading again this year for the FlashFlood!


‘Let’s sing all the swear words we know’ featured in a Kathy Fish newsletter!


The first chapter of my novella is in the London Library Emerging writers anthology Vol 1


I’ll be teaching on the A Brief Pause programme from Dalia publishing


Families and Other Natural Disasters reviewed by Emma Lee


Families and Other Natural Disasters reviewed by Judy Darley at the skytrain blog


Families and Other Natural Disasters reviewed by Charles Rammelkamp at London Grip

Lovely review of Families and Other Natural Disasters at the  in under 300 blog!


It’s publication day for Families and Other Natural Disasters! Out now from the fabulous Reflex Press


Flash fiction workshop with Farhana Khalique  for the Homeby10 Festival

How to obey gravity published by Into the void made the BIFFY50 2019-20 list


‘Families and Other Natural Disasters‘ flash fiction collection now available for preorder from Reflex Press!

16th June 2020

How to obey gravity on #LittleReadings from Into the Void

6th June

Home made food is made with love‘ on You Tube as part of the National Flash Fiction Day 2020 Anthology virtual launch

30th May 2020

‘Door Jamb Armor’, first published on Necessary Fiction, made the Wigleaf Top 50 longlist

28th May 2020

I talked about ‘Writing families’ at the South Asian Literary Festival

27th April

Shout out to ‘How to obey gravity’ by Neil Clark in his interview with Tommy Dean!

19th April

Flashback Fiction was short-listed for Best Magazine in the 2020 Saboteur Awards!

1st March 2020

Jude Higgins used ‘Ringlets’ as an example in an article about flash fiction for The Asian Writer!

7th Dec 2019

Elephants Never nominated ‘Herds’ for a Pushcart!

25th Nov 2019

Third Point Press nominated ‘Counting magpies’ for Best Microfictions 2020

1st Nov 2019

Into the void nominated ‘How to obey gravity’ for Best Microfictions 2020

25th Oct 2019

I have a blog post about the ‘Becoming a writer’ course on the Asian Writers website

17th Oct 2019

I won the 2019 Salisbury Story prize!

11th Oct 2019

I made the shortlist for the 2019 Salisbury Story Prize

1st Oct 2019

I made the Reflex Autumn 2019 long-list

30th Sept 2019

JMWW nominated ‘Various histories of sea serpents’ for Best of the Net!

28th Sept 2019

Lost Balloon nominated ‘Let’s sing all the swear words we know’ for Best of the Net!

23rd Sept 2019

I was interviewed by New Flash Fiction Review for their series about writers in best Microfictions 2019

15th Sept 2019

I’m the featured author at the Insignia Series blog!

1st September 2019

‘Various histories of sea serpents’ published by JMWW made the BIFFY50 2018-19 list!

25th August 2019

My debut flash collection ‘Families and other natural disasters’ will be published by Reflex Press in 2020!♥

5th July 2019

Flashback Fiction took part in the Flash Histories Symposium

1st June 2019

I made the Micro Madness longlist 

2nd May 2019

I’m one of the London Library’s 2019 Emerging Writers!

6th April 2019

I had a great time at the Flashback Fiction/Word Factory workshop at the Tara Arts Theatre

1st April 2019

My flash collection was short-listed for Spotlight Books

I made the Spring long-list for Reflex Fiction

20th March 2019

I won this week’s Ad Hoc fiction!

12th March 2019

I have a post about my writing day at the My (small press) writing day blog!

A selection of essential (knots) was reviewed by Neil Wilcox on his blog Night of the hats

5th March 2019

My work was on Mr Bears’s Violet Hour Saloon!

27th Feb 2019

My flash collection made the Ellipsis Zine competition longlist!

20th Feb 2019

I’m on The Other Stories podcast!

4th Feb 2019

‘Frau Roentgen’s Left Hand’ was reviewed by Matt Kendrick on his blog ‘Pratttlefog and Gravelrap’ with some amazing stories

1st Feb 2019

‘Frau Roentgen’s left hand’ and ‘Let’s sing all the swear words we know’ made it into Best Microfictions 2019!

31st Oct 2018

‘What actually gets you is the rising heat’ was reviewed by Neil Wilcox on his blog ‘Night of the hats’

13th Oct 2018

Frau Roentgen’s left hand was featured on the Wilds

July 2018

I read a story at MIR Live