Awais Khan

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Awais Khan is a writer and entrepreneur based in Lahore. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Durham, he has studied Creative Writing at the prestigious Faber Academy in London. He has also taken various Creative Writing courses at Oxford University, the Writers Bureau and the Bishopsgate Institute in London. His work has appeared in the Missing Slate Magazine (he was also their Author of the Month) and other publications. In 2017, he came 2nd in the Missing Slate’s ‘New Voices’ Short Story Competition.

In Pakistan, he runs a one of a kind Creative Writing program called ‘The Writing Institute’ for aspiring and established writers. The Writing Institute (TWI) offers courses in all 3 major cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad) with plans to expand internationally soon. TWI has facilitated over 1500 students and their literary events regularly get over 300 visitors. Recently, the ‘Writing & Publishing’ Literary Event featured 4 major authors and legal experts who discussed writing and publishing with an audience of over 300 people. With a Facebook following of over 55,000 (@thewritinginstitute) and an Instagram following of almost 6,000 (@thewritinginstitute), TWI is on its way towards becoming the biggest Creative Writing institution in the area. 

Awais has also been featured in magazines and TV channels. His interview appeared on Fashion Forever Magazine in October 2017 and his TV interviews have appeared on Maverick Media and Samaa TV (one of the biggest TV channels in Pakistan). 

Awais is currently hard at work on his second novel.