About

Mahsuda Snaith is a writer of novels and short stories. Her debut novel ‘The Things We Thought We Knew’ (Black Swan) was released in 2017 when she was named an ‘Observer New Face of Fiction’. Her second novel ‘How to Find Home’ (Black Swan) was chosen as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’. She is the winner of the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2014 and Bristol Short Story Prize 2014.

Mahsuda has led creative writing workshops in universities, hospitals, schools and a homeless hostel. She is a commissioned writer for the Colonial Countryside project and is currently working on her third novel. Her story ‘The Panther’s Tale’, based on a folklore about a panther who gets loose in Brewood Forest, Staffordshire, is included in the short story collection ‘Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold’ (Virago) and is available as a podcast from Audible. Mahsuda lives in Leicester.

Mahsuda has released a series of short, YouTube writing workshops which is intended to be open and accessible for all (look on Videos Page for content).

If you’d like to support Mahsuda, you can buy her a coffee on Ko-fi (or buy her books, they’re pretty good).