A former broadcast journalist and television producer for international channels such as CNBC and MTV, and Bureau Chief for News International’s Channel [V] in East India, Shreya Sen-Handley has also been a senior communications manager for a decade, sitting on the area management board at Royal Mail East Midlands.
On her return from her sabbatical to raise her family, she went back to print journalism where she had begun her career, writing for The Guardian, The National Geographic, The Hindu, Times of India, Scroll and many other publications and websites, this time around. Her CNN-IBN column proved exceptionally popular, which prompted HarperCollins to commission her to write her memoir, to be published in May 2017.
Her short fiction and illustrations have been published by Five Leaves UK, Lucifer Press UK, Australia’s Transportation Press and Hachette India. She featured in Nottingham’s successful UNESCO City of Literature bid book of seven select short stories. She was also part of the bid team that won the coveted status for the city in December 2015. She remains Nottingham’s City of Literature Ambassador. Besides which, Shreya teaches creative writing for a wide range of organisations including the University of Nottingham, and has served on the board of the Nottingham Festival of Literature. She is a familiar face in Nottingham, appearing often on Notts TV, BBC and other media.
Her seven and eight-year-old children are, however, not impressed.