Awais Khan is a writer and publisher 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. His work has appeared in the Aleph Review, The Hindu, Missing Slate Magazine (he was also their Author of the Month), Daily Times, MODE, The News International. He teaches creative writing through the Writing Institute in Pakistan and has a large student base both in Pakistan and abroad. He has conducted lectures on creative writing at Durham University, American University of Dubai, Canadian University of Dubai, United States Educational Foundation of Pakistan, Kinnaird College, Hajvery University.
Awais has also been featured in various magazines, TV and Radio channels. His interviews have appeared in the Khaleej Times, HELLO! Pakistan and Shots Blog UK to name a few and his TV and Radio interviews have appeared on Voice of America, Dubai Eye, Samaa TV, Cambridge Radio, Luton Radio, Uxbridge Radio, Indus TV, PTV Home and City42. He has had events at Foyles Charing Cross, Waterstones Cambridge, Waterstones Durham, Hillingdon Libraries, Dubai Literary Salon, Dolcino Loughborough and the Sharjah Book Fair.
His first novel, IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS, was published by The Book Guild in July 2019, by Simon & Schuster India in December 2019 and by Liberty Publishing Pakistan in April 2020 to much critical acclaim. Stunning reviews have appeared in Khaleej Times, Hello!, Free Press Journal, Dawn, The News International, Daily Times, Outlook Magazine, Newsline, Daily Telegraph (India), Pakistan Today and the novel has been hailed by bestselling authors and journalists including Faiqa Mansab, Soniah Kamal, Anita Chaudhuri, Miranda Husain, A.A. Chaudhuri and many more. IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS was acquired by Hera Books in 2022, and was published in Autumn 2022.
Audio rights for IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS were acquired by Isis Audio and published in 2021. Film/TV rights have been acquired for IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS by Pikchur TV, and filming is due to start in 2024.
His second novel, NO HONOUR, was published by Orenda Books and Isis Audio in Summer 2021, to huge international critical acclaim. His third book SOMEONE LIKE HER was published by Orenda Books and Isis Audio in August 2023. SOMEONE LIKE HER will be published by Simon & Schuster India in late 2023.
Writing as A.K. Khan, Awais Khan has written the first in a YA Trilogy entitled THE SEER, publication date to be advised.
Awais is currently hard at work on two more books, details to follow.