In Conversation with Hema Matalia

Hema Matalia

About Hema Matalia

Hema Matalia is a postgraduate in English literature from Calcutta University and holds a certificate in creative writing from University of Michigan. She has a diploma in forensic psychology and criminal profiling. The familiar stranger marks her debut as a writer and has been honoured with the LiFT Award 2023 and has been published in various anthologies.

LiFT: What inspired you to write for this particular anthology?

Hema Matalia: Since I am an author by profession and words are the threads through which I bind my stories, I thought it would be interesting to write a poem on it.

LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?

Hema Matalia: Writing, writing and writing more.

LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?

Hema Matalia: Fill my art journal, watch crime shows or just watch the world go by.

LiFT: What if your readers demand you to convert your short story into a full fledged novel? Would you do that?

Hema Matalia: Would love to give it a shot.

LiFT: Are you working on your own book? If yes, please tell us something about it.

Hema Matalia: Yes, I have just completed writing my second crime thriller and sent it out to publishers. The familiar stranger marked my debut in crime thrillers.

LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?

Hema Matalia: The more you write the better it gets.

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