Category: fiction

  • Talk with Sana

    Hello lovelies, Here’s a throwback to 6 months ago when I was interviewed by Sana Khan on her channel, ‘Talk with Sana’. I didn’t share it at the time because I felt self conscious and embarrassed but it just shows how things change, because listening to it now on the brink of submitting my novel […]

  • Stories for Eid by Sidra Ansari 😃

    Totally blown away by the audiobook reading of my Stories for Eid collection by the awesome Nabil Elouahabi, @Actornabil! Thank you! What a treat to listen to these with my family this evening. Not allowed to share with anyone yet, but they’ll be out just in time for Eid this Spring 🤩@ladybirdbooks. If you’d like […]

  • Bring Them Flowers

    To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciate […]

  • Fiction: Yes, She Was Different

    Fiction: Yes, She Was Different

    Yes, She Was Different All she wanted was to be treated as a human. When Leila’s face was covered they turned away. The invisible woman. When her head was covered, a passenger in a nondescript white van shouted out of his window, tyres hissing in the rain. He spat at her whilst driving by, leaving […]