Boxed In is written by Leela Soma.
Leela was commended by Willy Maley, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Glasgow in his article in ‘Discovering Scottish Literature’, published by Scottish Book Trust, as an emerging new writer in Scotland.
She was commissioned to write ‘Boxed In’ for Glasgow Women’s Library and was featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Book Café’ interviewed by Louise Welsh. Along with author Karen Campbell she discusses what inspired their writing for the 21 Revolutions Project, which was part of the 21st Birthday celebrations of the Glasgow Woman’s Libray. BBC Radio Scotland – The Book Café, 04/03/2013.
Pat’s Guide Glasgow West End had some nice things to say about Boxed In:
Leela speaks with feeling about the plight of many women who, even today, experience low pay and dangerous working conditions. She feels that ‘it is important that the voices of such people are heard through literature’.
You can read the full account here.