When Writers Teach Writing
Allen C Jones, Anita Nair, Saikat Majumdar, Tim Tomlinson with Sally Breen
Allen C Jones
Award-winning California writer Allen C. Jones has an MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He presently serves as associate professor of literature at the University of Stavanger in Norway. His novel Her Death Was Also Water is forthcoming from MidnightSun Publishing, and his fiction and poetry appear widely in print and online, most recently at Plume and Mudlark. Find more of his work at allencjones.com.
Anita Nair is the author of the novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupé, Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Light, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Eating Wasps.
She has also authored a crime series featuring Inspector Gowda.
Anita Nair’s other books include a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and six books for children. She has also translated into English T.S.Pillai's Malayalam cult classic Chemmeen. She has also edited a book of writings on Kerala titled Where the Rain is Born Anita Nair has also written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting which was part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI 2012 and won the National Film Award in 2013. Among other awards, she was also given the Central Sahitya Akademi award and the Crossword Prize. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages around the world.
She is the founder of the creative writing mentorship program Anita’s Attic.
Anita Nair is a High Profile Supporter of the UNHCR
Her Twitter and Instagram handles are @anitanairauthor
Saikat Majumdar is the author of four novels, The Middle Finger (2022), The Scent of God (2019), The Firebird/Play House (2015/17), and Silverfish (2007); a work of nonfiction, College (2018), of literary criticism, Prose of the World (2013), and a co-edited collection of essays, The Critic as Amateur (2019). He is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Ashoka University, and is reachable at: https://saikatmajumdar.com/
Tim Tomlinson is the author of the chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the short story collection, This Is Not Happening to You. Recent work appears in The Antonym: Bridge to Global Literature, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Jerry Jazz Musician, Lighthouse Weekly, and the anthology, Surviving Suicide: A Collection of Poems that May Save a Life. He is the director of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He teaches writing in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies.
Dr Sally Breen is the author of The Casuals (2011) winner of the Varuna Harper Collins Manuscript Prize and Atomic City (2013) shortlisted for Book of the Year QLD Literary Awards 2014. Her short form work has been published widely in Overland, Griffith Review, Meanjin, The Guardian London, The Age, Best Australian Stories, The Asia Literary Review, The Conversation and The Sydney Review of Books. Dr Breen has worked as associate editor of the Griffith Review, is executive director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Griffith University. She lives on the Gold Coast, Australia https://www.sallybreen.com.au