Meet 1/7 of The Koyal Writers, Mala Schneider

Hello dear readers and welcome to the next 1/7 Koyal interviews! This week we have Mala Schneider in the hot seat, giving us a look into her identity and thoughts as a writer. Sharing thoughtful reflections and taking us across the globe with her bookshelf faves, we get a real insight into a brilliant mind!Continue reading “Meet 1/7 of The Koyal Writers, Mala Schneider”

Shortlist Announcement

Hello dear readers! ***We interrupt your regular scheduled updates of Koyal interviews to announce some exciting news*** Last Monday, the Fox and Windmills writing competition longlist was published and we were delighted to see not one, but two Koyals had made the cut! Both Sujana Crawford for poetry, and Sarah M Jasat for prose, haveContinue reading “Shortlist Announcement”

Meet 1/7 of The Koyal Writers, Nazira Vania

Hello dear readers, we hope this entry finds you well. Congratulations on making it through another January! This week we have our introductory interview questions with Nazira. We take a deep dive into her creative brain by snooping on her bookshelf and she spoils us with not one, but two seven word stories! Enjoy! TranscriptContinue reading “Meet 1/7 of The Koyal Writers, Nazira Vania”

Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sidra Ansari

Good morning dear readers! As January stays cold and grey, we hope today’s blog will give you a bit of brightness and maybe even a burst of inspiration!  Today we are getting to know Koyal writer, Sidra Ansari and the many writer hats she wears! In this video she will answer our seven introductory questions.Continue reading “Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sidra Ansari”

Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sarah M. Jasat

Hello lovely people, For the next seven weeks we have a super fantastic line-up of intro blog posts for each of the seven of us Koyal Writers. First up is Sarah M. Jasat. In this wonderful walking, talking voice note, she will answer the following questions: 1. Pitch yourself as a writer in seven words.Continue reading “Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sarah M. Jasat”

‘Your people’ can turn up at any time in your life

Since we got married, my sisters and I have stayed at our parent’s house every year for Eid. The time is always full of joy, catching up till 2am, too much food, presents and the children being spoilt by grandparents, aunties and uncles. The day of return is always tough. We start tip toe-ing aroundContinue reading “‘Your people’ can turn up at any time in your life”

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Sidra Ansari

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The Koyal Writers

A Collective of South Asian Female Writers Based in the UK