Creative Lives: A South Asian Diaspora Interview Series

Creative Lives: A South Asian Diaspora Interview Series

The South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network is proud to announce the progress of its exciting project:

Creative Lives: A South Asian Diaspora Interview Series

The creative lives website houses timely conversations with prominent South Asian diasporic writers. It reveals the nascence of their writing careers, their inspirations past and present, their creative processes, passions, interests and world-view. It aims to illuminate the writers’ worlds as well as their art. The project will publish monthly in 2018 and beyond; its goal is to enhance collaboration between SADIRN members, to extend SADIRN’s public profile, and to support creative writing research. This venture is co-directed by Associate Professor Chandani Lokugé (Monash University, Australia) and Sushiela Nasta (The Open University, UK). Dr Alexandra Watkins is Project Manager.

Visit the website here to read the first six interviews:

Novelist Michelle de Kretser talking with Alexandra Watkins;

Critic and theorist Homi Bhabha in conversation with Klaus Stierstorfer;

Novelist, poet, essayist and composer Amit Chaudhuri speaking with Pavan Malreddy;

Novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright Rukhsana Ahmad in conversation.with Maryam Mirza;

Shankari Chandran in conversation with Birte Heidemann;

Novelist Neel Mukherjee interviewed by Anjali Joseph

Upcoming: Interviews with

Poet, short story writer, blogger and editor Michelle Cahill

Novelist and playwright Rajith Savanadasa

Short story writer and academic Mariam Pirbhai

Novelist, short story writer and community organizer Mridula Koshy

so check in regularly!

SADIRN members are invited to pitch us an idea for an interview they would like to conduct and publish on the website. We would be delighted to hear suggestions and feedback from you. Contact