Soma Ghosh

Soma Ghosh is a British writer, performer and editor of Indian origin living in the Welsh Marches. She writes on music, film, sexuality and clubbing for The Quietus, Oh Comely and The Demented Goddess.

Ghosh is writing Broken Idols, an autobiographical novel about how music idols shape the identities of their fans. Notable recent published essays include ‘Vamping Into the Void’ about lost funk goddess Betty Davis and ‘Prince in a Camisole’, a Quietus Lead Review on Prince’s posthumous album, ‘Originals’. Ghosh’s ‘Forbidden Women’, a performance series that brings to life silenced women in music and sex history, premiered in 2019 at The Photographer’s Gallery, with ‘A Cake for Betty’. She performs ‘Tales from the Rock Vault’ for at festivals and interactive drag cabaret, playing hilariously with her audience’s ideas of gender, sexuality and race. She’s recently performed at Kendal Calling, Deershed, The Green Man, Shambala, Howthelightgetsin and Hay festivals. Ghosh is founder of The Demented Goddess, a polysexual arts magazine that features global stars, upcoming talent and underground DJs, from Hanif Kureshi and David Keenan to Cosey Fanni Tutti and Gazelle Twin.

Shortlisted for the David TK Wong Fellowship for work-in-progress for fiction and joint winner of a Welcome People’s award for drama, Ghosh graduated in English Literature from Oxford.