About Farah Ghuznavi

Posted on 01/06/2013
By Commonwealth Foundation

From June to December 2013 Farah Ghuznavi joined us on the site. Farah is an author, newspaper columnist, “unrepentant idealist”, and has a background in development work. She holds three University degrees from the London School of Economics, and has worked in the NGO sector and the UN.
Farah began writing fiction in the hope that putting stories down on paper would “send them on their way and out of her head”. “So far”, she says, “this strategy appears to be working, one story at a time.”
Farah’s work has been published in the UK, US, Canada, Singapore, India, Nepal and her native Bangladesh. Her story Judgement Day was Highly Commended in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and Getting There placed second in the Oxford GEF Competition.
Farah edited and contributed to Lifelines, an anthology of new Bangladeshi writing for Zubaan Books, India, and has been a panelist at the South Asian Literature Festival (UK), the Apeejay Kolkata Lit Fest, CALM Fest, Kolkata Lit Meet (KLM) and Lit for Life Chennai in India. She has also been an advisor to the Hay Festival Dhaka.

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An interview with BBC Radio 3.



Rhapsody of a Raconteur

An interview with The Thumb Print magazine.


Literature Draws India & Bangladesh together

The Times of India.


Bangladesh on the World Stage

World Literature Today.


New Writing from Bangladesh

The Asian Writer.


Lifelines: New Writing from Bangladesh

The Facebook page for Lifelines.


Between the Lines

An interview with Kashfia Arif of Ice Today.


The Bangladeshi Connection

In conversation with Farah Ghuznavi and Sharbari Ahmed.
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 The Missing Slate

Spotlight Writer: Farah Ghuznavi.

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