Mahsuda Snaith was an Observer New Face of Fiction in 2017. Her debut novel The Things We Thought We Knew was released in 2017 to great praise. Her second novel How to Find Home 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. She 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, which is also available as a podcast from Audible. Mahsuda lives in Leicester and is currently working on her third novel.
Mahsuda Snaith 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. Mahsuda has a special interest in folklore and fairy tales and is keen to help present voices from all backgrounds. If you’re writing contemporary upmarket women’s fiction, domestic fiction, or a coming-of-age story, you’ll find Mahsuda a wonderful and encouraging tutor.