Publications and Awards
THE GATEKEEPER’S WIFE AND OTHER STORIES. Ilqa, Lahore 2014
“Rukhsana Ahmad is a magnificent writer… I adored her short stories.” Bapsi Sidhwa.
“Rukhsana Ahmad’s collection, The Gatekeeper’s Wife and Other Stories, contains a dozen tales that are remarkable in their diversity; from both a thematic as well as structural point of view, no two are strictly alike.” Nadya Chishty-Mujahid, DAWN April 20th, 2014
THE HOPE CHEST. Virago, London 1996.
‘What a find Ahmad is. She writes about women’s “legacy of grief” without self-pity, and if there is anger, it surfaces as wit.” Fay Weldon, Mail on Sunday 1st Dec 1996
‘Rukhsana Ahmad’s assured first novel picks its way – at times gingerly – between magic realism and sharp social satire… The Hope Chest is shot through with energetic vignettes, sly humour and refreshing indignation at the way life crushes people – some far more than others.’ Naseem Khan, India Today Dec 31st 1996
The Gatekeeper's Wife is available from READINGS, LAHORE and LIBERTY BOOKS in Pakistan or order directly from: www.readings.com.pk
WE SINFUL WOMEN: CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST URDU POETRY: 1991
THE ONE WHO DID NOT ASK Urdu novel by Altaf Fatima: 1993
Mistaken: Annie Besant in India Aurora Metro 2008
Song for a Sanctuary in Beyond Bollywood and Broadway ed Neilesh Bose Indiana University
Song for a Sanctuary in: Six Plays by Black and Asian Women Writers ed Kadija George, Aurora Metro 1993
FILM: The Errant Gene: PAWS AWARD, PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SCIENCE.
MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel
NOMINATION SONY AWARD 2006/7.
RIVER ON FIRE: FINALIST SUSAN SMITH-BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2002.
WIDE SARGASSO SEA adaptation of Jean Rhys’ novel. FINALIST WRITERS’ GUILD AWARD FOR BEST RADIO DRAMATISATION 1995.
SONG FOR A SANCTUARY (RADIO PLAY) FINALIST CRE Award 1993.
WOMAN AT POINT ZERO adapted Nawal Saadawi’s novel. FINALIST CRE Award 1992.
SONG FOR A SANCTUARY (STAGE ) NOMINEE SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE 1991.
RUKHSANA’S SHORT STORIES APPEAR IN MANY ANTHOLOGIES, INCLUDING:
THE INNER COURTYARD ed Lakshmi Holmstrom, RIGHT OF WAY ed Asian Women Writers Collective, FLAMING SPIRIT ed Rukhsana Ahmad and Rahila Gupta, THE MAN WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS eds Campbell, Hallett, Palmer and Woolsey STORYWALLAH ed Shyam Selvadurai, WALKING A TIGHT ROPE ed Rehana Ahmed, LEAVING HOME, DRAGONFLY IN THE SUN, CITY OF SIN AND SPLENDOUR, AND THE WORLD CHANGED, all edited by Muneeza Shamsie.