Vijay Medtia attended Commonword’s monthly advanced novelist group. Over three years he developed his novel, House of Subadar at this group. It was published by Arcadia in 2006 and went on to win impressive reviews and was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award, Dublin.
His short stories have been published in the Migration Anthology, and his latest Leaving the Reno’ was published in the Moss side Stories collection in 2012. His short story Maya was one of the winning entries in the Inspired by Tagore collection published by Sampad Organisation in Birmingham. He is presently working on several novels and a new short story collection.
‘Commonword gives writers a place to develop, receive critical feedback and opportunities to get published. Writing is a lonely business and Commonword has helped me become part of the wider writing community in Manchester and meet other good writers.’