Yasmin Keyani

Yasmin Keyani

Yasmin Keyani studied Film and English at the University of East Anglia and has worked in publishing at Penguin Books in London. Her work covers short stories, novels and some non-fiction. Last year she won prizes in two national short story competitions, the last one set by The Reading Agency and Pan Macmillan.


Yasmin Keyani in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1982 Colchester, England

What do you love about Short Stories?

I love the need to be compact, precise and daring

Do you write in other forms?

Anything and everything

What distracts you from writing?

Family and day dreaming

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?


What is your favourite book?

I capture the castle by Dodie Smith

Who are your favourite writers?

Charles Dickens, Penelope Fitzgerald and P.G. Wodehouse

Where is your dream location?

New York

What one item would you put into Room 101?

Buses that are 'not in service' when you've been waiting in the rain for hours.

Do you have any advice for new writers?

There is no magic pill for writing well, you just have to keep writing and learning as you go.

ebooks by Yasmin Keyani:

Mrs Moretti's Memoirs
Yasmin Keyani
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When George agrees to transcribe the memoir notes of his neighbour, Mrs Moretti, he uncovers much more than just the ramblings of a gentle old lady. Was Mrs Moretti an accessory to a notorious crime forty years ago? And is George in danger now?
Jack Black, Rat-Catcher
Yasmin Keyani
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When Jack Black, Rat-catcher and Mole destroyer by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, comes to visit he brings hope and love for broken heart

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