About

About Mona Das

Mona Dash writes fiction and poetry. Her work includes a novel, Untamed Heart (Tara India Research Press 2016), and two collections of poetry:Dawn- Drops (Writer’s Workshop 2001) and A certain way (Skylark Publications 2017). She has a Masters in Creative Writing (with distinction) from the London Metropolitan University. Mona was awarded a Poet of excellence award in the House of Lords in 2016.

.  Her work has been published widely in journals such as Muse India, Kavya Bharati, The Lake, Setu, Episteme, LakeView International, Apocrypha and Abstractions, 3 Elements, Moonlight Review and in anthologies such as ‘The dance of the peacock,’ ‘Suvarnarekha,’ ‘Home Thoughts,’ ‘Searching for the Sublime,’ ‘Momaya Press Anthology,’ ‘Dividing Lines,’ and ‘The Other’ to name the more recent ones.

 

Mona has also participated in readings in prestigious venues such as Lauderdale House, Nehru Centre, the House of Lords, The Library, Yurt Café in London; and in literary festivals in the UK such as Durham, Rochdale and Wolverhampton Literature festival.

Mona won the Asian Writer 2018 short story competition for her short story ‘Formations.’  Her short story collection ‘Let us look elsewhere‘ was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2018. Her memoir, A Roll of the Dice: a story of love, loss and genetics will be published by Linen Press in 2019.

 

She is a member of The Whole Kahani, a British South Asian Writer’s Collective. Their first anthology Love Across a Broken Map (Dahlia Publishing UK) was published to critical acclaim and the second anthology May we borrow your countryis due for publication soon.

 

Mona leads a double life; apart from being a writer, she is also a Telecoms Engineer with a MB Aand works full time in a global technology organisation. Originally from India, she lives in London.