Sorayya Khan  
  Stairway in Kolo, Gujranwala District, Pakistan, 1991



NOOR Novel by Sorayya KhanNOOR Novel by Sorayya Khan


“Rich, resonant and lyrical, NOOR is a novel which
tackles, unflinchingly, the legacy of war, and . . .
makes of great suffering a work of beauty.
Sorayya Khan has written a powerful and
haunting novel, and a wholly original book.”

- Claire Messud     

“Richly layered, eminently readable, FIVE QUEEN'S ROAD unfolds with a poignancy and veracity that will haunt the reader as it did me.”

- Bapsi Sidhwa     

On February 27, Sorayya will read from her work at the Mohawk Valley Community College campuses in Utica and Rome, NY.

As part of her presentation, Novels are Windows, Sorayya will read from FIVE QUEEN'S ROAD on Saturday, October 20th at Cornell University's Global Islam: Workshop for Community College Faculty.

On Thursday, October 25, Sorayya (and Naeem Inayatullah) will be conducting a seminar, Fact and Fiction: Forms of Writing, at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Sorayya will be part of the Writers and Scholars series at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia in the Fall of 2012. She will give a public reading on November 1st.

Sorayya and her current hometown Ithaca, New York, listed in Ploughshares Literary Boroughs series.

An essay in which Sorayya details the process and research of her novel, Noor, will be published in MANOA, a literary journal, in 2012.

Sorayya visited Whitman College during the week of April 23, 2012 for a public reading and workshops as the O'Donnell Visiting Educator in Global Studies.

Sorayya (with Naeem Inayatullah) kicked off the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival with a reading I, IR: International Microtopias at Buffalo Street Books on March 25, 2012.

Liliana Sikorska published her interview with Sorayya, "Looking at the Light," in Studies in Literature in English, Peter Lang, 2011.



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