So you want to know me?
I was born and raised in the urban city of Stockholm where I lived with my parents and my brother up until the age of twenty-one. Even though I was raised in Stockholm, I occasionally fly to Bangladesh to visit my parents’ family to hang out with my uncles, aunts, cousins, and their children.
I didn’t always know I wanted to be a writer. When I was younger, I didn’t know what I wanted to be.
In 2014, with the help of my parents, I entered a writing competition and that’s where my journey started. Following the competition, I was published in a short story anthology, De Tysta Tänker Högst, published by the Swedish non-profit Berättaministeriet in collaboration with the publishing house Bokförlaget Forum.
For a while, I went on television and radio to talk about how writing had helped me find my place in the world, how I found my voice in between lines of text, and the realization that this was what I was meant to do.
I hold a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from Stockholm University as well as an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. Velia vs. the Script was the manuscript I wrote whilst on the MA. Don’t be fooled, Velia vs. the Script is not the story of my life, but we do hold many similarities. Like Velia, I speak more than one language, in fact, I speak three: Swedish, Bengali, and English (sometimes Spanish, but only to ask for the loo). We are both incredibly stubborn and say things we probably shouldn't. We are also both incredibly passionate about what we do.
I currently live in Bath, United Kingdom trying to convince my housemates to let me fill our house with bunnies and Corgis. If you have any tricks or tips for making this happen, or just want to chat, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to know more about me and see what shenanigans I get up to on the daily, make sure to check out my Instagram and Twitter where I can be found under the names @theuntitleddocument and @huanika, respectively.
I am represented by Alice Sutherland-Hawes at The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency