Huma Qureshi is an award-winning writer and journalist, author of In Spite of Oceans (2014), contributor to The Best Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood (2019) and author of How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures (2020). A former Guardian reporter, she has also written for The Times, The Independent and The Observer, as well as magazines including Grazia, New Statesman, Psychologies, gal-dem and The Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to BBC2’s Pause for Thought and has appeared as a contributor on BBC Woman’s Hour, BBC London, BBC Breakfast and the BBC Asian Network.
In fiction, Huma’s short stories have received prize recognition. The Jam Maker won the 2020 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize and The Wishes came second in the 2019 Benedict Kiely Short Story Award.
Her debut short story collection, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love which was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize, was published by Sceptre in November 2021. She is now writing her first novel.
Praise for Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love:
‘A beautiful short-story collection . . . heartbreaking and hopeful.’ ― Red
‘Well told stories with well realised characters . . . Qureshi, like [Jhumpa] Lahiri, is a companionable and considered writer, and this is a collection you can read enjoyably, rain or shine.’ — Shahidha Bari ― Guardian
‘Intimate and incredibly insightful’ ― Stylist
‘A deft, satisfying and poignant collection of stories . . . I loved it.’ – Pandora Sykes
‘These are stories of fierce clarity and tenderness – I loved them’ – Lucy Caldwell, author of Intimacies
‘Huma Qureshi is a writer I know I’ll be reading for years and years and years’ – Natasha Lunn, author of Conversations on Love