Suzanne Ghadimi is originally from Montreal, Canada, though she has lived for the past ten years in Scotland. Suzanne holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, and an MLitt in Creative Writing with Distinctions from Aberdeen University. Her practices of visual and written arts often blend into each other in interesting and fruitful ways in her explorations of form and function. Her short story ‘Pixies’ was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019.
Q: Is there a book that you keep going back to, and if so, how many times have you read it?
A: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis is a book that has travelled with me wherever I’ve migrated. I still have the copy from when I was eight years old. I don’t know how many times I’ve read it. I love the idea that a wardrobe can hold a world just waiting to be discovered.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)
A: ‘You do not have to be good…’ from ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver.
Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?
A: I am uninterested in giving my character names, it seems, and I really am not sure why.
Read Suzanne’s short story The Rabbit.
‘Leather hard! It’s not what you think!’ Evan said, looking pleased with himself. He stood in front of the class as we sat around the well-used tables that filled the small studio space. I didn’t get it. I knew nothing about ceramics and had no clue what ‘leather hard’ meant. I didn’t understand any of …