About Me

NAME: VINAY SOUMYA

PEN NAME: SOUMYA

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Was born to BM Lal Saxena and Rajeshwari Saxena
in Delhi. Her father, a descendant from a titled family,
was an ardent lover of literature. A post graduate in
English literature, he had a good collection of books.
Her mother was a voracious reader. Hence, Soumya
was a privileged person to have easy access to books.
She wasn’t a studious child like her siblings who
cracked the entrance exams of prestigious colleges.
She rarely read the text books outside the classroom.
Being a keen observer of people, and the world, her
receptive and reactive mind buzzed with stories which
she scribbled in her notebooks.
Education: BA English Hons. , MA English (Delhi Univ.)
2.
Creative Writing Diploma (IGNOU).
Favorite Writers:
Anita Desai, KA Abbas, Ruskin Bond, Harper Lee,
Naguib Mahfouz, Khushwat Singh, RK Laxman, Jhumpa
Lahiri, Arvind Adiga, WS Maugham, John Masters,
Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Hardy, O Henry, Salman Rushdie, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, VS Naipaul,
Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot, Graham Greene,
George Orwell, Herman Hesse, Frenz Kafka and many
International short story writers.
Her Work:
— Assisted the editorial team of a Literary Journal
for a short period.
—-Wrote book reviews and stories for children.
—- A short story collection (for adults) was
published in 2016.

3.

—– Another short story collection is waiting to be
published.
___Wish to write a novella in near future

I wish to write blogs on issues close to my heart.

Soumya

About Soumya

Creative Writing Diploma (IGNOU)

Her Work:

— Assisted the editorial team of a Literary Journal

for a short period.

—-Wrote book reviews and stories for children.

—- A short story collection (for adults) was

published in 2016.