Nod Ghosh

Novels, short fiction & poetry


Nod Ghosh lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and completed a creative writing course at the Hagley Writers' Institute. Nod's flash fiction, short stories and poems have appeared in the New Zealand publications, JAAM, Landfall, North and South Magazine, Takahē, Headland and Flash Frontier.

Nod's work also appears in London Grip, Connotation Press, Blue Fifth Review, The Citron Review, Spelk Fiction, The Airgonaut, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Fictive Dream, Peacock Journal, MiNDFOOD, Pure Slush and other international publications (see 'writing').

The Novella-in-Flash 'The Crazed Wind' published by Truth Serum Press (28.7.18):

Nod's flash fiction appears in the Bath Flash Fiction Award anthology The Lobsters Run Free and the  2017 UK anthology 'Sleep is a Beautiful Colour'.

A creative non-fiction piece is featured in the anthology Love on the Road 2015 (Liberties Press, Dublin.)

The novel The Iris Tattoo was completed with support from Norman Bilbrough through the New Zealand Society of Authors mentorship scheme. Paper Prisona speculative novel was completed in 2018 The novel, and has been awarded a manuscript assessment by the NZSA (assessed by Sue Reidy). Echo Valley, is contemporary adult fiction, and was completed in November 2018 .

Years ago, an aunt urged Nod to take up writing. On thanking the aunt for her perceptive insight, Nod was told, "Oh, it wasn't to do with your writing. You were born on the same date as William Shakespeare. so I felt you ought to be a writer too."

Read samples from the novella-in-flash, 'The Crazed Wind' (Truth Serum Press) here.

Comments about 'The Crazed Wind' (Truth Serum Press)




  • Here is an interview with Jonathan Cardew at Connotation Press, about Leeds, flatus-filtering knickers and sea creatures that look like 'anatomically accurate representations of female genitalia'.

  • Interview on RNZ, Frankie McMillan talks about ‘Bonsai’ - Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Interview with Morrin Rout on ‘Plains FM’ about the novella-in-flash ‘The Crazed Wind’ from Truth Serum Press.