Mahsuda Snaith

Author Tutor at The Novelry.

An Original and Exciting Author. 

An Award-Winning Writer.

Mahsuda Snaith was an Observer New Face of Fiction in 2017. 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’. 

Mahsuda was the winner of the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2014, the Bristol Short Story Prize 2014 and 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.

Writing Contemporary Fiction, Domestic or a Coming of Age Story? Mahsuda's the Tutor for You.

Mahsuda Snaith was born in Luton and brought up on a Leicester council estate. She has triumphed over many forms of adversity including having undiagnosed dyslexia until her early twenties to find her uniquely warm and original voice as a writer and to champion those less championed from diverse and unrepresented backgrounds. If you're writing domestic fiction, urban fiction, an adventure story, or a coming of age story, you'll find Mahsuda a wonderful and inspiring tutor. 

The Things We Thought We knew  

Ten years ago, two girls’ lives changed forever. Now one of them is ready to tell their story.

Why, all those years ago, when two girls pulled on their raincoats and wellies and headed out into the woods but only one of them returned.


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How to Find Home

Molly has lived on the streets for nearly a decade. She has close friends but spends most of her nights sleeping rough in dangerous places. So when a new acquaintance invites her on a journey across the country, she decides to go along. He is searching for treasure while she is searching for hope.

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“Persistence plus passion will eventually pay off.”

Mahsuda Snaith

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