All The Light We Cannot See is one of my favourite novels. It was unexpectedly wonderful – I had no expectations when I started and I remember being unable to put it down. The story pulled me in and left me with a sadness I can still never explain. It […]
Shelf Awareness just posted a stunning review for my new novel. Here’s an excerpt: ‘Shubnum Khan is a spellbinding storyteller. Her subtly spooky debut is a marvelous literary tableau, offsetting an enchanting love story amid the opulent grounds of a palatial manor (once “the grandest house on the east coast […]
Booklist just released their review of The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years and I’m pleased to say that it’s a good one. Please find it below: Issue: November 1, 2023 The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years. By Shubnum Khan Jan. 2024. 320p. Viking, $28 (9780593653456); e-book (9780593653463) Trying to […]
So I haven’t published a novel before in the US and I’m still learning the ways things are done in the industry. My US editor and agent have been both helpful and kind in explaining things to me. Apparently after you get the book deal (another post I have to […]
I live by the sea. I have always lived by the same sea on the same coast in the same house. I live in a sleepy city, a city where nothing seems to happen where people sit at the beach and stare until the surf and the sky become one […]
When I woke up on 15 March 2019 to the news that 51 Muslims praying at two mosques in New Zealand had been murdered by a white supremacist, I wept.
Hi all, I know it’s an anxious time for everyone in the world. There are many things to do to calm down including adult colouring. With that in mine I want to make available some of my drawings to colour in – if you have a printer and you’re […]
The last time I spoke to her before she died she was sobbing on the phone.‘I can only see darkness, I can only see darkness,’ she cried. ‘I can’t see any light.’ And I, being me, silently tearing on the other side, unable to say anything, frozen, trying desperately to […]
“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights […]
There is nothing more beautiful than when people talk about what they love.