Join us for an evening celebrating Yorkshire’s newest and most exciting indie publisher, Fox & Windmill, as they launch their first anthology Into the Wilds, judged by award-winning poet Zaffar Kunial, Dr Sofia Rehman and Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books. Costa-shortlisted author, Dr Sairish Hussain, contributed to the anthology alongside Zaffar Kunial and award- winning author Saima Mir wrote the introduction.

This evening is an opportunity to hear from some of the fresh talent featured in this inspiring debut.

We are proud that Habiba Desai and Sara Razzaq first met at BLF 2016 and went on to set up Fox & Windmill
in 2021, the UK’s first independent publishing company for British South Asian writers.

About The Publishers

A headshot of Habiba Desai, co-founder of Fox and Windmill Publishing

Habiba Desai

Fox and Windmill is a publishing company set up by two postgraduate students, Habiba Desai and Sara Razzaq from the University of Huddersfield in March of last year.Taking the plunge during the second lockdown, the English grads launched their search for submissions for their first anthology collection, Into the Wilds, last year.
The publishing company was set up to bridge the gap in literature and publishing, with the aim of independently distributing authentic northern South Asian voices, without the need for a literary agent.

Headshot of Sara Razzaq, co-owner of Fox & Windmill publishing. She is wearing a headscarf and smiling at the camera

Sara Razzaq

Fox and Windmill is a publishing company set up by two postgraduate students, Habiba Desai and Sara Razzaq from the University of Huddersfield in March of last year.Taking the plunge during the second lockdown, the English grads launched their search for submissions for their first anthology collection, Into the Wilds, last year.

The publishing company was set up to bridge the gap in literature and publishing, with the aim of independently distributing authentic northern South Asian voices, without the need for a literary agent.

About The Academic

Amaleena Damlé

About The Speakers

Samina Bakhsh

Dipika Mummery