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."

That aunt, my Kakima, was a very special lady. We will miss her. (11.2.19)

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

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




  • First prizes in the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Queer Writing Flash Fiction Competition, 2013. (New Zealand Society of Authors).

  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Page and Blackmore short story competition (NZSA Top of the South, published in "Horizons 2" anthology, mid 2015), see link below.

  • Winner, short story competition, Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand.

  • Flash Frontier Winter Writing Award, 2014.

  • Shortlisted for Asia New Zealand Foundation short fiction competition.

  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Flash Frontier, 2014.

  • Runner up: Alternative Bindings/ Wallace Arts Trust short story competition 2016.

  • Runner up New Zealand National Flash Fiction Day June 2016

  • Runner up North and South short short story competition November 2016

  • First Prize: Brilliant Flash Fiction Overseas Travel Writing Contest, March 2017.

  • Second place: Bath Flash Fiction Award, June 2017.

  • Joint first place: Wallace Foundation Creative Non Fiction Contest February 2018.

  • Runner up North and South short short story competition February 2018.


  • Landmarks Flash Fiction anthology UK

  • Publications in JAAM and Spring 2015 edition of Landfall

  • Micro Madness - for National Flash Fiction Day

  • Standing Room Only - Radio NZ interview on Flash

  • Headland 3 - out 31.7.15: order here.

  • Headland 4 - out 30.10.15: order here.

  • Leaving the Red Zone: further details here.

  • 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.

  • Thanks Rajorshi Chakraborti and Landfall Reviews for this one.

  • Thanks to Sophie van Llewyn and TSS for including ‘The Crazed Wind’ in this essay on researching for historical novella-in-flash.

  • The forthcoming anthology, “Best Small Fictions” will include a story from ‘The Crazed Wind’. Very grateful to be considered for this prestigious publication.

  • Very pleased to have an interview on NZ author Kim Jackways’ blog.

  • “Wet Paint”, guest blog on Christchurch City Council Libraries site. A perilous journey through a city full of hazards.