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Five Leaves Author Interviews – Shreya Sen-Handley (online)

Former television journalist and producer for CNBC and MTV, and East India head for Channel [V], Shreya Sen-Handley is the author of two books with HarperCollins, the recently published short story collection ‘Strange’, hailed as “masterful” by the grand old man of Indian English literature, Ruskin Bond, and the award-winning ‘Memoirs of My Body’, published in 2017. A librettist for the Welsh National Opera, the first South Asian woman to have written an international opera according to the international press, their multicultural opera ‘Migrations’ will go on tour in the UK in 2021.

Shreya is also a columnist for the international media, writing for the National Geographic, CNN, The Hindu, Times of India, The Guardian, and more, a creative writing teacher for British universities and other institutions, and an illustrator for Hachette and HarperCollins. Her short stories have been published, broadcast, and shortlisted for prizes in Britain, India and Australia. This year she wrote her first ever poems, all of which went on to be published and broadcast in Britain and India, and commissioned by a British national campaign against hate crimes.

She is a National Literacy Trust Champion, a school governor, and a Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature collaborative board member. She is currently working on a new Welsh National Opera project on the importance of the arts in troubled times, and writing her third book for HarperCollins, the travelogue ‘The Accidental Tourist’, alongside her monthly column for top Asian newspapers The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle. She also makes music videos and short films, and might eventually finish writing her first novel.

Find out more about Shreya at her website: www.shreyasenhandley.com.

This interview is pre-recorded and will be released on our YouTube channel at 7pm on September 29th. Tune in then and join in the live chat, or watch any time afterwards at your leisure.