What's On > Ayisha Malik: Cityread
||Monday 29th April, 2019
||19:30 - 21:00
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||Box Office: 01582 878100
The author Ayisha Malik will be visiting the Central library to talk about the book and her writing.
Billed as the Muslim Bridget Jones, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is the hilarious romantic comedy from the writer behind Nadiya Hussain's bestselling The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters.
Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isn't looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . .
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Ayisha and her enduring novel Sofia Khan is not Obliged has been chosen as this year’s Cityread London. Ayisha’s distinctive voice is smart, funny and engaging and now even more readers will have the opportunity to discover her brilliant writing. I’m so proud that Bonnier Books UK is taking part in this annual celebration of literature and meaningful cultural moment for London.” Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK
Ayisha Malik is a British Muslim born and raised in South London. She holds a First Class MA in Creative Writing. Her novels Sofia Khan is Not Obliged and The Other Half of Happiness starring 'the Muslim Bridget Jones' were met with critical acclaim. She was a WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick, contributed to the anthology A Change is Gonna Come (Stripes Publishing): short stories and poems by BAME authors. Ayisha’s third novel This Green and Pleasant Land publishes in hardback in June 2019. She is also the ghostwriter for The Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain.
Age guidance: There is no age limit, but book title is Adult Fiction
About Cityread London:
Cityread London is a registered charity that promotes the key ideas of reading for pleasure, engaging new library users, enhancing the experience of existing readers, and encouraging people to explore and celebrate London’s culture, landscape and history through its stories. Cityread works in partnership with library services in 24 London boroughs plus Slough and Luton. Founded in 2012 it has featured: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (Penguin), 2012; A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks (Vintage), 2013; My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young (Borough Press), 2014; Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz) 2015; Ten Days by Gillian Slovo (Canongate) 2016; Prophecy by S.J. Parris (HarperCollins) 2017; The Muse by Jessie Burton (Picador) 2018.
Cityread London 2019 is supported by a generous grant from Amal, a programme of the Saïd Foundation