Divya Ghelani was born in Jamnagar, Gujarat and grew up in Leicestershire, England. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and an MPhil in Literary Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has published articles and stories in BBC magazines, The Times, The Bookseller and UEA anthology ‘Cheque Enclosed’. Last year, the University of Leicester commissioned Divya to write the historical story, ‘An Imperial Typewriter’, which she is now adapting into a short film.
Divya is a 2016 @WordFactoryUK Apprentice. For her bread and butter, she freelances as a copywriter & copyeditor.
She is also working on her debut novel, RUNAWAY, for which she was the recipient of a Writing East Midlands Mentorship, a Literary Consultancy Mentorship and an Arts Council Grant. An early draft received an honorary mention in the Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing. It was recently longlisted for the 2016 Deborah Roger’s Foundation Prize.