Category: Miscellaneous

Articles and Blogs on Qaisra

Listed below are interviews with Qaisra Shahraz and articles on her work. Women Writers, Women’s Books Asiatic  British Council  The Hindu Newspaper  Muslim Writes Pravdu  The Times of India 1 The Times of India 2 The Times of India 3 Lancaster University, Moving Manchester  Women Writers, Women Books  



Books That Changed Me

Last night Qaisra was a guest on The Drum on ABC TV. Ahead of her panel session at the Byron Bay Bay Writers’ Festival, this Saturday (see previous post) the Sydney Morning Herald ask Qaisra about the books that changed her life….



Australia Events

This summer Qaisra Shahraz will be flying out to Australia for a tour jam-packed with literary events. Yes, it amazes us all at QS headquarters too. How does this superwoman do it all? So, here’s the list of all her tour stops. If you’re popping along to see Qaisra on the other side of this world,…



Writing Diaries Morroco

29th June 2014 The first day of Ramadhan – the first fast- and returning to the novel after weeks away…busy with inspections after inspections. I feel terrible at having neglected my novel and characters for so long. But it could not be helped. What a day it is…I can’t believe how easy it has been to…



Writing Diaries – Morocco

10th May 2014 I am on a train, travelling back to Marrakesh. It’s time to go home. My wonderful friends and hosts in Rabat accompanied me to the station and saw me off. I amreflecting on what a wonderful week it has been – spending it with two such hospitable families in Khemisset and Fes. They took me everywhere, introduced me to…



Al – Meknes, Morocco

Yesterday evening saw the fabulous sites of this historical city of Morocco. Highlight – the granaries-the huge fort like building with its huge halls (see picture with hall with yellow roof) where the king Ismail Boulay kept his grain and with clever systems of water purification were great. My host Nada Bouayad and her family…



Writing Diaries 9

Writing Diaries is my current blog where you can follow how I am getting on with writing my latest novel, provisionally named The Henna Painter. I hope to be posting every so often- so you’ll be getting live updates on my progress and perhaps even a sneak peak here or there of the actual manuscript when it’s in a…




Mandalay Day 4

Day of sightseeing.  Golden Monastries, Royal palaces, watch towers and the greatest of all treats on this visit. The Kuthoda ‘Book’ Pagoda. What a place!  With 729 little white temples in acres of land- housing life sizes pages from the Buddhist Holy Book inscripted on tall tablets. Hence the title of ‘Biggest Book in the World’. I…




Writing Diaries 4

Writing Diaries is my current blog where you can follow how I am getting on with writing my latest novel, provisionally named The Henna Painter. I hope to be posting every so often- so you’ll be getting live updates on my progress and perhaps even a sneak peak here or there of the actual manuscript when it’s in a…



Writing Diaries 3

Writing Diaries is my current blog where you can follow how I am getting on with writing my latest novel, provisionally named The Henna Painter. I hope to be posting every so often- so you’ll be getting live updates on my progress and perhaps even a sneak peak here or there of the actual manuscript when it’s…