Shahad Yousef

Dr Shahed Yousaf is a British writer and artist of Pakistani heritage. He is a GP who works in prisons and with the homeless community and is interested in the therapeutic potential of literature and the arts. He has completed the Penguin Random House Constructing a Novel creative writing course as well as short story and flash fiction master classes. He is an experienced writer of flash fiction, short stories and plays and is working on a novel which is a medical thriller set in a prison. His writing has been described as ‘shocking, electric and full of the most incredible anecdotes’. He was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Prize 2016 and commended for the Faber & Faber FAB prize 2017. Shahed won a place on to the Middle Way Mentoring Project 2018 for writers based in the Midlands. He chaired the Stirling Publishing ‘Colours of Madness’ event at Waterstones Birmingham in October 2018 and has a passion for mental health