MSt tutor Roopa Farooki’s interview with St Georges’ for World Book Day and International Women’s Day about her new book series is available online.
From the interview:
“International Women’s Day is an annual event which falls on 8 March each year. It has celebrated the achievements of women around the world since 1911. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is ‘Balance for Better’ to help forge a more gender-balanced world.
Roopa Farooki is a fourth-year graduate entry medic and published author. She is about to launch a series of children books about black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women in science.
What inspired the books? And what are they about?
When I started medical school, I’d already written six literary novels, so I didn’t have any great ambition to write another. But I thought it would be amazing to write something that my four young children could read. It turns out that writing for children is really hard, and I’m no Roald Dahl, so I wrote something like a thousand pages of fiction before I found the right story.“
You can read the full interview here.