“A writer’s work should stand on its own and not with labels”

– Reshma Ruia,
Kitaab, 4 January 2017 

“It is not ‘good’ or ‘bad’ that interests me as a writer, but the murkiness of human experience and the consistent imperfections of our lives.”

– Elizabeth Strout

My poetry book, A Dinner Party in the Home Counties, was published on 25 October and can be ordered from Skylark Publications, Waterstones, Foyles, Amazon UK, Amazon India, Amazon USA and Walmart.

A peripatetic childhood that spans India, Italy, France and Britain. I am at home nowhere and everywhere, a magpie, cherry-picking facts and fables from every culture and society. It’s what writers do – everything is material. We are scavengers and creators. Our roots are portable. Our imagination infinite.

I have a PhD and Masters (Distinction) in Creative Writing and Critical Thought from Manchester University and postgraduate (Distinction) and undergraduate degrees from the London School of Economics.

Born in India, but brought up in Italy, my narrative portrays the inherent tensions and preoccupations of those who possess a multiple sense of belonging.

I am Fiction Editor of Jaggerylit.com.

Guest Book Reviewer Words of Colour

My favourite authors are Raymond Carver, Elizabeth Strout and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Reshma Ruia, the UN Economist – turned Writer
Asian Voice, 3 November 2014