Faiqa Mansab is a Pakistani writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a high distinction from Kingston University London and an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Birkbeck University London. Faiqa was the recepient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship 2019-2020. She also has an Mphil in English Literature from Pakistan. She works as an educationist. She has written and continues to write for numerous publications both local and international.
Her debut novel THIS HOUSE OF CLAY AND WATER was published to much critical acclaim by Penguin India in 2017. It was longlisted for Getz Pharma Fiction Prize and the German Consulate Peace Prize in Karachi Literature Festival 2018. It has since been published in Turkish by Dedalus LIBER PLUS. It has also been published by Liberty Books Pakistan in 2021. In 2022 USA company Blackstone Publishing acquired world audio book rights for THIS HOUSE OF CLAY AND WATER.
Her new novel THE STORYTELLER will be published by Neem Tree Press in 2024 worldwide, excluding India, Pakistan and the sub-continent. Penguin Random House India will publish THE STORYTELLER in India, Pakistan and the sub-continent in 2024.
Faiqa Mansab holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a high distinction from Kingston University, London and has recently completed an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Birkbeck University. She has written and continues to write for numerous publications both local and international, and as a scholar and writer she has spoken at various events and platforms about creative writing, women’s rights and literature. She is an adjunct professor of English at Pakistan College of Law. Faiqa lives in Lahore with her family.
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