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As a… Writer: Manjeet Mann

This week Pen to Print alumnus Juneha Chowdhury interviews Manjeet Mann, a WriteNow alumni, actress, playwright, screenwriting and novelist. Launched in 2016, WriteNow was the brainchild of Penguin’s Head of Creative Responsibility, Siena Parker. The competition offers a handful of finalists the chance to work with a professional editor over twelve months to shape ...

As a… Writer: Farzana Hakim

This week’s ‘As a…’ interview is all about Pen to Print alumnus Farzana Hakim.   Farzana fast captured the hearts of her readers with her debut, Sweethearts of Ilford Lane. Branded an 'authentic writer' with an exciting new voice, Farzana set out to write a contemporary romance her readers could relate to. She ...

What Does Breaking Boundaries Even Mean?

By Farzana Hakim The other day, I was invited for my first television interview. An opportunity, I’d be silly to decline. The prospect of appearing on the big screen had me rather excited, and of course I dolled myself up in a new dress, a new red coat, and a new lip gloss. Mobile phone in one hand and a copy of my book ...