Shubnum Khan is a South African author and artist. Her first novel, Onion Tears about the lives of three generations of Indian Muslim women in South Africa was shortlisted for the Penguin Prize for African Writing and the University of Johannesburg Debut Fiction Prize. She has published articles with The Huffington Post South Africa, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Sunday Times, Marie Claire, The Big Issue, The Daily Vox, The Times and and Theculturetrip.com. Her fiction has been published in Flash the Short Story Magazine (UK), Ajar (Vietnam), Cappalens Forslag (Norway), New Contrast (South Africa) and the Sunday Times.  She is a writing fellow at OMI’s Ledig House in New York and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

She’s currently working on her second novel and new art works. She lives in Durban where the warmest waters meet the bluest skies. Read more about her here.