Joannah Yacoub gives 10 reasons why her MA inspired her to write her collection of short stories…

putin‘My use of dialogue and my ability to incorporate action into the text improved. Before the course, I was prone to “telling”. Instead, I learned to “show” through speech and action. Judge Hikmet Jildani relates Azmi’s tragedy in The Dream Stealer via dialogue and behaviour. I adopted the style of the oriental coffee shop story-tellers to anchor the story in its location. I couldn’t have done that before.’

Joannah Yacoub gives 10 reasons why her MA inspired her to write the stories of When Mr Putin Stole My Painting. Read the article here and get your copy of the book here today!