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 and has worked as a writing mentor for a variety of writing organisations. She is a commissioned writer for the Colonial Countryside project and her short story ‘The Panther’s Tale’ is included in ‘Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold’ (Virago) which is also available as a podcast from Audible. Mahsuda lives in Leicester and is currently working on her third novel.

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).