Hana Riaz is a London-born and based short story writer. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Geography at King’s College London investigating the impacts of gentrification on psychosocial health of young people in South London. Hana was awarded a Grant for the Arts by the Arts Council in 2016 to work on her first short story collection ‘Love and other important things’. In 2015, her story ‘make it home in time’ was long listed for the London Short Story Prize. She was shortlisted for The Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2018. Her short stories have been published by Peepal Tree Press, Stirling Press and the As/Us Journal.
Hana seeks to tell stories that occupy the in-between spaces of multicultural Britain. Her short stories explore themes of lovelessness, loss, addiction, mental health, dissonance, dislocation and re-memory present in the banal and ordinary.