Dash believes that UK publishers are largely conservative about what is published and tend to stick to safer options, rather than take risks on new writing.

“It is really important for writers as well to write what they want to, and not try to work within the boundaries set for them as BAME. I have said this before in an interview, where an agent told me that since it was about India, she was expecting to see more colour – but India is a vast, complex concept, and everything about India isn’t Bollywood colour.

Read the full interview in The Asian Writer.