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Author Signing - Ayisha Malik - The Other Half of Happiness (Reading and Q&...
Wed 12 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
We have great pleasure in announcing an event with Ayisha Malik, author of 'The Other Half Of Happiness' and 'Sofia Khan is Not Obliged', here at ALEF Bookstores Baker Street, on Wednesday 12th April!
Ayisha Malik is a British Muslim, lifelong Londoner, and lover of books. She read English Literature and went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing (though told most of her family it was an MA in English Literature – Creative Writing is not a subject, after all.) She has spent various spells teaching, photocopying, volunteering and being a publicist. Now, when she isn’t searching for a jar of Nutella in her cupboards, she divides her time between writing and being managing editor at Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.
Ayisha is one of WH Smith's Fresh Talent picks, Winter 2016.
'Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged' is her first novel, published by Bonnier in Jan 2016.
The brilliant new novel from the writer behind Nadiya Hussain's The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
-About the book:
Her living situation is in dire straits, her husband Conall is distant, and his annoyingly attractive colleague is ringing all sorts of alarm bells.
When her mother forces them into a belated wedding ceremony (elopement: you can run, but you can't hide), Sofia wonders if it might be a chance to bring them together. But when it forces Conall to confess his darkest secret, it might just tear them apart.
A book to make you smile, laugh and cry, this is the story of a mixed-race marriage and a mixed-up family, for anyone who's ever struggled to balance their pride with their principles, or stuck around to try to mend a broken heart.
Looking forward to seeing you all, you can pre-order the book from our website at http://www.alefbookstores.co.uk/store/product/the-other-half-of-happiness-pre-order and don't forget to book your free tickets in advance!