Fizza Abbas Rabbani is working as a Content Writer for the last three years in Karachi, Pakistan. She has many poetry and prose publications to her credit. Her poems and articles have been published in Eye On Life Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Cabinet of the Heed, Bonnie's Crew, Poetry Village, Foxglove Journal, New London Writers etc. She aims to find her inner voice someday.
Shmavon Azatyan writes fiction and screenplay, as well as poetry. He holds a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences from La Trobe University. Shmavon’s short stories, essays and poems have been published in many countries. Shmavon’s research interest resides in narrative, fiction and film, and narrativity of space.
Clive lives in Beverley after 'emigrating' from London to Yorkshire, via Germany. During this time, he worked as a chemistry/physics teacher, throwing in some German, maths and IT. He divides his year between the rural tranquillity of the East Riding and the bustle and music, theatre and cabaret of Berlin. His set of Berlin observations from a bicycle will soon be available through Amazon.
He started writing, by turning a hobby, (historical brewing beers) into an income. Those books made him a household name around the world among craft brewers. He still brews awesome Victorian Pale Ales.
From the beginning, he enjoyed fiction writing and after beer, returned to the happy wilderness of writing for fun.
Clive loved working with Alice at New London Writers and is looking forward to being part of her next venture at Purcell Press.
Avid writer skilled in SEO, report writing, ghostwriting, business and technology writing, blog posts, website content writing, landing page content, reviews, guidebooks, and research articles. Passionate about environmental issues.
Anusuya Mukherjee was born in India but has grown up around the world. She has been working on writing poetry and short stories for the past few years and has been featured in a few literary magazines. She hopes to publish a novel someday.
Suraya Dewing is the founder and chief executive of Stylefit, an innovative new online tool to assist writers of English language to achieve excellence.
Suraya has a career background in writing, spanning public relations, information technology, environmental conservation, education, television and radio. She produced programs on education for New Zealand’s television and wrote, produced and presented on environmental care for local and national radio.
Suraya was at the forefront of educating and enabling business to take up the opportunities and resulting benefits from the deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
"It wouldn't be incorrect to say that I'm an avid reader since I don't remember how old I was. I was in 5th grade when I got my first short story published in a children weekly newspaper. From there my passion for writing and reading kept on growing and I started writing for Young World magazine by Dawn (Pakistan) and Qaumi Akhbar.
I'm a Doctor by profession but I take my writing sprint and reading excursions side by side. I worked as an amateur content writer for Piñata magazine for a year. I'm a contributer on NLW since 2016. For me, reading and writing both are therapeutic and I wish to be a great writer someday. "
Iqra Aslam is from Karachi, Pakistan. She holds an M Phil degree in Environmental Sciences and has been working as a content writer for the past five years. She is a fiction writer by choice and a poet out of necessity. Her work has been published in local magazines and international online literary journals. An avid reader, she has tried various genres from fantasy and sci-fi to dystopia and dark comedy with current interest being philosophical fiction. Being a sucker for all things witty makes her a huge fan of Oscar Wilde. Once a hardcore daydreamer, she has learned to be more practical with time. Yet, she still believes in letting her inner child out who longs just to sit and watch the sky changing colours. Open to exploring new ideas, and she aims to get out of her comfort zone and experiment with her creative energy. A staunch supporter of ‘art for art’s sake,’ she is driven by art in all its forms.
A former co-editor of Skylark (India), Yogesh Patel has published contemporary international poetry since the seventies. Currently, he runs the Word Masala Project to promote writers and poets of the South Asian diaspora. He also edits eSkylark. He writes a regular column for Confluence. Additionally, Yogesh is a founder of the literary charity, Gujarati Literary Academy, and has served as its president. He was a Fellow of the International Poetry Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and, as a trilingual poet, has four LP records, two films, radio programmes, children’s book, fiction and non-fiction books, including poetry collections to his credit.
Apart from being a recipient of the IWWP award, the International Scottish Diploma for excellence in poetry, and an Hon. Diploma from the Italian University of Arts, he has won the Co-Op Award for poetry on the environment. By profession, Yogesh is a qualified optometrist and an accountant. A short list of his work and achievements is available at www.patelyogesh.co.uk
(Yogesh has been published by Under the Radar, IOTA, Envoi, Understanding, Fire, Orbis, IPSE, BBC, Muse India, Confluence, Asian Voice, Skylark, and others. He is also anthologised in MacMillan, Redbeck and other anthologies. He has read at many prestigious venues, including the House of Lords and the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre.
Purcell Press will publish some of Yogesh's poetry this year.
Yogesh Patel - poet
Debjani's podcasts for ‘Writers Aloud’, an audio series featuring and presented by writers who are Fellows of the Royal Literary Fund (RLF), can be accessed at www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/debjani-chatterjee/writersaloud Writers Aloud is also available as a free podcast in the iTunes store.
In Episode 129, dated 3-8-17 and lasting 30:39, Debjani Chatterjee talks with fellow Sheffield writer Frances Byrnes about her writing work in the community, and her own medical traumas and their impact on her life.
In Episode 127, dated 20-7-2017 and lasting 24:29, ‘My Favourite Book’, part 1, Debjani and four other RLF writers share their all-time favourite books, and explain why they matter.
In Episode 77, dated 21-7-2016, and lasting 33:40, ‘Poets of the Ghazal’, Julia Copus is joined by poets Debjani Chatterjee, Basir Kazmi and Mimi Khalvati, to explore the long history and contemporary pleasures of the ghazal.
To learn more about the ghazal, see Debjani’s book Generations of Ghazals: Ghazals by Nasr Kazmi and Basir Sultan Kazmi (Redbeck Press, 2003); her chapter on the ghazal in Rishi Dastidhar’s The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century (Nine Arches Press, 2019); and her ‘Introduction to the Ghazal’ in Translation, Transcreation, EnterText, Volume 2, number 2 (Brunel University, Summer 2003).
Purcell Press will publish Debjani's translation of Tagore later this year.
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