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?Knitting
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.
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