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Disha Bose

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Disha Bose

"I write about all women. I find most women in art described in extremes, as villains or heroes, fat or thin, married or single, mothers or not. There is nothing I enjoy more, than observing the unremarkable in-between. Sometimes, I write about men too."

Disha Bose lives in Ireland but was born and raised in India. She studied English Literature and Journalism, then worked in the Tech industry for a few years, in India and London. She returned to writing, when she was accepted to the master’s in creative Writing program at University College Dublin where she was mentored by Anne Enright, Lia Mills and other successful novelists and poets.

She was shortlisted for the DNA Short story prize for 2016, and her poetry and short stories have appeared in The Incubator Journal, The Galway Review, Cultured Vultures, and Headstuff. Her travel pieces have appeared in The Economic Times ofvIndia and Coldnoon.

Her debut novel, Dirty Laundry, a domestic noir, exploring themes of motherhood, friendship and immigration was pre-empted by Katie Loftus at Viking in a six-figure deal. US rights were pre-empted by Andra Miller at Ballantine.

Dirty Laundry was published in April 2023

Rights Sold:

UK, Ireland, Commonwealth (Viking,),

US (Ballantine)

Poland (Zysk I S-Ka)

Russia (AST Genres)


Praise for Dirty Laundry



“Disha Bose’s new book ‘Dirty Laundry’ should be top of your reading list..   Thoroughly entertaining and suspenseful, Dirty Laundry tackles the impossibility of who we fall in love with and the innate urge to create better versions of ourselves in our children”


“I was glued to this entertaining story of motherhood, marriage and friendship”

Daily Mail

“Undoubtedly establishes Bose as an exciting new voice in commercial fiction, one that is sure to bring a little welcome darkness to summer holiday reading this year”

The Irish Times

“digs deep into the darker nature of our relationships with friends, lovers, and family… the action creeps toward its conclusion with an increasing discomfort that is sure to keep readers thinking long after the final page”

The Irish Independent

Dirty Laundry is acerbic and scathing. Bose rips apart the filters that make ordinary life glow unnaturally on social media in an enjoyable tale that’s like a mash-up of Gill Hornby’s The Hive with Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. It should appeal to fans of both”

Business Post

“Extraordinary! Absolutely compelling, original and intriguing. Domestic noir at it’s very finest”

Liz Nugent, Unravelling Oliver

“A wonderfully dark and entertaining novel about neighboring friends and enemies. Disha Bose weaves a clever web between three completely original characters, and gives us intimate details of marriage and motherhood that make this read as juicy as it is riveting.”

Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push

“A delicious take on people behaving badly.. Lethal, entertaining, and filled with characters you’ll love to hate and won’t soon forget”

Darby Kane, Pretty Little Wife

“With deep dark secrets and twisted webs of lies, Dirty Laundry is everything I want in a book - Desperate Housewives in a small-town setting, each turn in the story even better than the last”

Andrea Mara, All Her Fault

“A riveting debut, and Bose is a writer to watch”

Joshilyn Jackson, Mother May I

Disha writes stunning prose and her characters jump off the page. A devastating examination of what lies beneath, and how we can never truly leave our past behind”

Nikki Smith, Look What You Made Me Do

Bose masterfully creates deeply drawn and utterly human characters in this powerful suspense debut”

Liv Constantine, The Last Mrs Parrish

“Real Housewives fans will devour this debut that simmers with discontent and deceit”

Liz Alterman, The Perfect Neighborhood

Disha Bose’s Dirty Laundry is not only a propulsive page-turner but also an intimate exploration of love, race, immigration, and class. . . . Twisty, smart, and moving: a wonderful read.”

Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee

“Dirty Laundry is a spider’s web of secrets and betrayals, each one more shocking than the last. The characters are fascinating, sometimes horrible, and always irresistible. Disha Bose has written a tremendous debut novel.”

Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

“Rendered in skilful prose and animated by the author’s keen eye for psychological detail, Disha Bose charts a bracing, unconventional path through the familiar landscape of domestic suspense. . . . A captivating debut by an enormously talented author.”

Elizabeth Little, author of Dear Daughter

Read ‘Where Are The Unhinged Brown Women?’ by Disha Bose

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