South West Writers

About the Author

Susmita Bhattacharya is from Mumbai, India. She sailed around the world on oil tankers before dropping anchor in Wales where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from Cardiff University in 2006. She has had several short stories and poems published in various journals, magazines and anthologies such as Wasafiri, Litro, Structo, Penguin Unplugged, The View from Here, Commuterlit and the BBC.  She lives in Plymouth with her husband, two daughters and the neighbour’s cat. She facilitates creative writing in the community and teaches English as a Foreign Language. Her debut novel, Crossing Borders, was published by Parthian Books in 2014.

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Recent Publications

Crossing Borders , Parthian , 2014
Rarebit- New Welsh Writing , Parthian , 2014
Stories for Homes , 2013
Far Flung and Foreign , Writers Abroad , 2013
The Lunchbox , Statesman Festival Anthology , 2008

Awards and Residencies

Poetry prize , 2010 , Plymouth City Council
Poetry prize , 2009 , Plymouth City Council

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