SHAGUFTA SHARMEEN TANIA - WRITER
About Me .....
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and am privileged to have turned my passion into my life’s work. Writing for me is a reflex - like breathing, and just as essential (!) - and a way for me to better understand myself, the world we live in, and the fathomless complexities of being human. I write in prose but an element of heightened poetic language usually finds its way into my pieces. If you're learning about me and my work for the first time through this page - welcome, I hope you enjoy it and my body of work, should you choose to explore it - and feel free to contact me with any questions or queries.
Below can be seen my collected body of work. To date, I've published three collections of short stories, a set of classic Bengali folk tales re-interpreted for a contemporary audience, two novels, a single volume collection of three of my shorter novellas, and two English-Bengali translations : the first - "Il Postino" by Antonio Skármeta, and the second, "Eve Green" by Susan Fletcher. I hope you enjoy my work, by all means contact me with any questions or thoughts you may have concerning my writing.
Confession box er vitor, autumn diner gaan (novel published in 2010 by Bhashachitra Publications. Shortlisted in Prothom Alo’s best ten books of the year)
Aanbari (short story collection published in 2013 by Shuddhashar)
Uttar Dakshina (a series of adult fairy tales based on old tales of Bengal, published by Prothoma Alo in 2017)
Vorojubotee, beral o bakira (short story collection published in 2011 by Shuddhashar Publications. Shortlisted in Prothom Alo’s best ten books of the year)
Olosdin- Khoyeripata- Baokurani (novel published in 2012 by Shuddhashar, shortlisted in Prothom Alo’s best ten books of the year)
Pakhishob (a collection of novellas, published in 2018 by Batighar)
(Left to Right:)
Eve Green (translation of Susan Fletcher’s Whitbread award winning novel, published in 2015),
The Postman (translation of Antonio Skarmeta’s ‘Burning Patience’, published in 2021 by Prothoma),
Dwitiyo Bhrantipaash (short story collection published in 2020 by Prothoma, mentioned as one of the best reads of the year by Prothom Alo)
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”