Rukhsana has written and adapted plays for the stage and BBC Radio, achieving distinction in both. Credits include: River on Fire (Finalist, Susan Smith Blackburn Award), Wide Sargasso Sea (Finalist, Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Adaptation) and Song for a Sanctuary (Finalist, CRE award for best original radio drama), Mistaken: Annie Besant in India and The Gatekeeper’s Wife. Fiction: The Hope Chest and The Gatekeeper’s Wife and other stories; We Sinful Women, a collection of contemporary feminist Urdu poetry and The One Who Did Not Ask, by Altaf Fatima, both in translation. Rukhsana has served on various committees at Arts Council England and the Theatre Committee of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
Agent: Diana Tyler at MBA Literary Agents.
by Rukhsana AhmadFebruary 2001