Reshma Ruia


Reshma Ruia’s first novel Something Black in the Lentil Soup (BlackAmber Books, Penguin India), was described in the Sunday Times as “a gem of straight-faced comedy”. Her second novel, A Mouthful of Silence, was shortlisted for the 2014 SI Leeds Literary Prize. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in various international anthologies and magazines such as Mechanics Institute Review, The Nottingham Review, Asia Literary Review, Lakeview Journal, and Saudade and commissioned for Radio 4.

She is the co-founder of The Whole Kahani, a collective of British writers of South Asian origin. Born in India, and brought up in Italy, Reshma’s narrative portrays the inherent preoccupations of those who possess multiple senses of belonging.