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Sanya Rushdi

Sanya Rushdi was born in Bangladesh and studied the biological sciences and psychology at Monash University, the University of Sydney and Deakin University. Hospital, her first novel, was shortlisted for the 2024 Stella Prize. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.



Sanya Rushdi

128 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published June 2023
ISBN 9781922725455

Based on real-life events, Hospital is a daring literary account of a young woman’s experience of psychosis. The debut novel from Bengali-Australian writer Sanya Rushdi, translated by the award-winning Arunava Sinha, it is unflinching in its portrayal of mental illness, while challenging society’s definitions of sanity.