NAME: VINAY SOUMYA
PEN NAME: SOUMYA
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.)
Creative Writing Diploma (IGNOU).
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.
— 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.
—– Another short story collection is waiting to be
___Wish to write a novella in near future
I wish to write blogs on issues close to my heart.