“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

A peripatetic childhood that spans India, Italy, France and Britain. Reshma Ruia is 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. They are scavengers and creators. Their roots are portable. Their imagination infinite.

She has 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, her narrative portrays the inherent tensions and preoccupations of those who possess a multiple sense of belonging.

She is Fiction Editor of Jaggerylit.com.

Guest Book Reviewer Words of Colour.

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

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


Join us at 2PM tomorrow on IG Live as @MsJoyFrancis interviews #Twentyin2020 author @MaameBlueWrites about #romancenovel Bad Love, which follows the story of London born Ghanaian Ekuah Danquah and her tumultuous experience with first love.

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It is #SylviaPlath ‘s birthday today and this is the poem I wrote after visiting her grave at Heptonstall. It’s from my collection #ADinnerPartyintheHomeCounties #poetry #WritingCommunity

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