I’m a writer and novelist, born in England to a Pakistani father and an English mother. My novel A Small Fortune is published by Riverhead in the US and Quercus in the UK and I am working on a second. My writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times and Sunday Telegraph, and my short stories appear in various anthologies. I’ve written and presented short drama and documentary for BBC Radio and am a teaching fellow in creative writing at Queen Mary University of London. I live in Hackney with my husband and two daughters, and am a contributing writer for Spitafields Life, the east London blog. We previously lived in Brooklyn, New York.