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About Devjani Bodepudi


My Story

Devjani Bodepudi was born into Bengali home in the mountains of North East India. She came to England when she was just a year old because this was where her mother called home. She grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories and watching Indian movies of a bygone age.

Growing up, Devjani read to escape a childhood where she never quite fitted in. She found that she enjoyed reading a wide range of genres including Sci-Fi, poetry and Historical Fiction.

At university she studied English Literature and Philosophy, not sure where it would lead her but knowing that this was something she loved. This eventually led to Devjani pursuing a teaching career where she was able to nurture a love of reading and writing in those she taught.

In 2013, Devjani and her family decided to try a new life in Kolkata, where she worked as an Editor for Kindle Mag, a well-respected monthly socio-political magazine, where she published several short stories, poems, articles and interviews. Two of her poems have appeared in Gossamer, a poetry anthology including the works of Gulzar, Tishani Doshi and Robert Okaji, published by Ink Publications.

It was Kolkata which inspired her to write her first novella Mirrors, which was published by Holland House Books. Devjani has also published a poetry pamphlet with Fawn Press, For The Daughters Carried Here on the Hips of Their Mothers and has appeared in several journals online and in print, including Stanchion Zine and Sunday Mornings At the River.

Currently, Devjani is working on her second novel and studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.