May 1, 2019
Her third novel Erotic Stories for
(Harper Collins/William Morrow) was
released internationally to critical acclaim in March 2017.
Translation rights to this novel have been sold in France, Spain,
Italy, Israel, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Greece, China, Brazil and
Estonia. Film rights to Erotic Stories for
have been acquired by Ridley Scott’s
production company, Scott Free Productions and Film Four in the UK.
Stories for Punjabi Widows
was also picked by Reese
Witherspoon’s book club and The Girly Book Club in 2018.
Jaswal’s short fiction and non-fiction writing have appeared
in the UK Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan
Magazine,The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar,
Conde Nast Travellerand Best Australian Short
Stories, among other publications and periodicals. She has
travelled widely to appear in international writers festivals to
conduct workshops and lectures on creative writing, pursuing an
artistic career, the power of storytelling, global citizenship and
social justice advocacy through literature. A former writing fellow
at the University of East Anglia, Jaswal has taught creative
writing at Yale-NUS College and Nanyang Technological University
where she is currently pursuing a PhD.
In today's monologue, I get right to the interview.