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Ira Mathur

Ira Mathur is an Indian-born Trinidadian multimedia journalist and a Sunday Guardian columnist (www.irasroom.org) with degrees in literature, law and journalism. She was longlisted for the 2021 Bath Novel Award for Touching Dr Simone.(Out in 2023).

Mathur studied creative writing in London with diplomas from The University of East Anglia/Guardian & the Faber Academy. Her creative writing tutors include Maggie Gee ( Faber) James Scudamore, and Gillian Slovo( East Anglia/Guardian, and Monique Roffey. 

In 2019 Mathur was longlisted for the Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. An Arvon award-winning excerpt of her memoir is anthologized in Thicker Than Water, (Peekash Press, 2018). In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize, the Lorian Hemmingway and Small Axe Literary Competition.

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