Blog Archive

You can read blogs written by Vaseem Khan covering a variety of themes, as follows:

General

Cultural Appropriation (part 1): why people need to get a grip

Cultural Appropriation (part 2): when authors crash and burn

Cultural Appropriation (part 3): when authors get it right

Blogs about great Indian literature

Great Indian Novels #1 – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Great Indian Novels #2 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Great Indian Novels #3 – Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Great Indian Novels #4 – The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga

Blogs about how to improve your creative writing

When History brings time to a standstill…

Genesis: where do book ideas come from?
Overcoming writer’s block – the Holy Grail of Writerdom
Lessons from Harper Lee – how to write that all important second novel

Do writers need a special place to write

Blogs about crime festivals and literary festivals

Granite Noir – Aberdeen’s festival of firsts
A paean to Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Festival 
Bradford Literature Festival – a unique cultural experience 
Emirates Literary Festival Dubai – a desert extravaganza 
How to make the most of World Book Day
New Year’s Resolutions for writers (or how not to be a dick at networking events)

Blogs about literacy, reading and libraries

Librarians – the real Guardians of the Galaxy
Indepdendent Bookshop Week – why buying local can make you happy
The joys and woes of the independent bookseller