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Rosie Dastgir is a writer born in England to a Pakistani father and an English mother. She holds an English degree from Oxford University, and an MFA in Film from New York University. Her first novel, A Small Fortune (2014), was published by Riverhead (USA), Quercus (UK), and Editions Bourgois (France).


Her short fiction has been published by Picador India, Dahlia Books, Dear Damsels, Spitalfields Life and elsewhere. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in FT Weekend, New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Telegraph and elsewhere. She has also written screenplays, a stage play that was showcased at the Arcola Theatre PlayWrought Festival, and a radio documentary The Art of Home for BBC Radio 4. Previously, she worked in television script development and documentary for the European Script Fund and the BBC.

Between 2019 and 2023, she was a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London. She is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London.


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