About (original)

Sorayya Khan is the author of three novels, NOOR (2003), FIVE QUEEN’S ROAD (2009) and CITY OF SPIES (2015) which received the Best International Fiction Book Award, Sharjah International Book Fair, 2015.  She was awarded a US Fulbright Research Grant to conduct research in Pakistan and Bangladesh for one of her novels, and received a Malahat Review Novella Prize for what became a window into CITY OF SPIES. In 2006, she received a Constance Saltonstall Artist Grant, which took her to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where she interviewed tsunami survivors. Over the years, her work has been published in several publications, including GuernicaThe Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Journal of Narrative Politics. She is the daughter of a Pakistani father and a Dutch mother, was born in Europe, and moved to Pakistan as a child. She now lives in New York.