Upcoming FWS Events

The Historical Novel: Leela Soma in conversation with Cauvery Madhavan

Saturday 20th March 2021

11.00 am online

Join FWS Scriever Leela Soma for this special event alongside Cauvery Madhavan. The writers will explore the writing of the historical novel.

Please email dandj@harleycs.plus.com to register for this event.

Leela Soma is a Scottish-based writer who was born in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, and now lives in Glasgow. She came to Glasgow in 1969 with her husband and worked, until her retirement, as a teacher of Modern Studies. During this time she took up creative writing under the tutelage of Laura Marney. She followed this with Creative Writing Classes in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. Leela writes novels, poetry and short stories which have been published in a number of anthologies and publications, including The Scotsman, The Grind, New Voices, and Gutter Magazine. ‘Twice Born’ was published through Youwriteon, an online publishing company.’ Her second novel ‘Bombay Baby’ was published by Dahlia Publishing Limited in 2011. She was commissioned along with 20 other writers to write a story for Glasgow Women’s Library anthology, 21 Revolutions,for its 21st birthday in 2013.

Cauvery Madhavan was born in India and moved to Ireland thirty-three years ago. She is the author of three books of fiction – Paddy Indian, The Uncoupling and The Tainted which was picked as one of An Post’s Top Summer Reads 2020. In the same year, it was also awarded the runner-up prize in SAHR Prize for Military Fiction and listed by The Times, UK, in their list of top 40 Historical Fiction novels. Cauvery has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Evening Herald, the Sunday Tribune, The Phoenix andTravel Extra. She lives with her husband and three children in County Kildare and is working on her fourth novel. The Tainted was published by HopeRoad in April 2020.