LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Writing Short Stories and Poetry: From Laptop to Bookshop

 25 February 2017 | 1 Hour 4 Minutes

Speaker(s):Reshma Ruia, Kavita Jindal, CG Menon

Are two heads better than one? Writing is by definition a solitary and insular occupation, but this creative writing session explores the benefits of a collaborative approach to writing.

We will draw upon our own experience in writing our anthology, ‘Love across a Broken Map’ to provide an interactive session that examines the process of putting together an anthology, from the inception of an idea to workshopping stories, to choosing titles and cover designs and finally the challenges of marketing and publicity.

Literary Festival 2012: The Art of ‘Relating Cultures’ with Reshma Ruia

03 March 2012 | 52 Minutes

In this session she will discuss the ways of writing about different cultures- the importance of plot, portrayal of character and narrative voice- as well as what her transition from academic, social scientific culture to a literary one has meant for her writing.

Literary Festival 2012: Modernity’s Contents and Discontents in India and Pakistan

 01 March 2012 | 1 Hour 25 Minutes

Speaker(s):Patrick French, Reshma Ruia, Kamila Shamsie

The panellists will discuss and compare the political, social and economic trajectories of India and Pakistan since independence through the lenses of the social sciences and of literature.

Another Life – ‘a caustic tale of abandoned dreams

Matthew Parris Interview.  BBC Radio 4 – Off the Page, Multicultural Britain 2004

Woman’s Hour with Jenni Murray – Other children’s houses – 09 December 2004

Coping with different house-rules

Many parents will have heard the cry “so and so’s mum lets her stay up late, why can’t I?” So how do you cope when your precious ones go and stay at their friends’ houses and discover that not everybody has the same rules as you do? And what are the benefits for them of seeing other families in action.

Jenni talks to Dr Rachel Calam, clinical child psychologist at Manchester University and novelist, Reshma Ruia.