About

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Sorayya Khan’s most recent book is WE TAKE OUR CITIES WITH US: A MEMOIR (11/22). She is the author of three novels, NOORFIVE QUEEN’S ROAD and CITY OF SPIES which received the Best International Fiction Book Award, Sharjah International Book Fair, 2015. She was awarded a US Fulbright Award to conduct research in Pakistan and Bangladesh for her novels. She won a Malahat Review Novella Prize and is a recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Artist Grant, which took her to Banda Aceh, Indonesia on a project interviewing tsunami survivors. Her work has appeared in multiple publications including Guernica, Longreads (Pushcart Prize nomination), The 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, grew up in Pakistan, and now lives in New York with her family.