Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi

Author

Huma Qureshi is an award-winning writer and journalist, author of In Spite of Oceans (2014) and contributor to The Best Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood (2019). Her next book, How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures will be published in January, 2021. 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, 2020 will be published by Sceptre in November 2021. She is now writing her first novel.

 

 

Publications

How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures @@huma_qureshi_uk

Less than two months to go, until my short story collection enters the world: here we go...

https://tinyurl.com/yffr8r3v

Wait, what? There's a season two of Love Life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM-ozfzjr70

Little bit lost for words

'Our houses were packed with the promise of a marriage' This piece is so beautiful and also so full of love even if not exactly the kind the author imagined.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/03/style/modern-love-muslim-marriage-lace-undergarments-never-worn.html

Proofs arrived and they are gorgeous! Every single one of these stories made my heart burst. Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love 💜 @huma_qureshi_uk out in November

a stunning short story collection by @huma_qureshi_uk i adored every story (even though they broke my heart at times) & it really reminded me of jhumpa lahiri in the best way possible!

out november 11th by @SceptreBooks ✨

(thank you to @FrancineElena for my advance copy)

Absolutely adored this book by @huma_qureshi_uk! A big thank you to @Nicola_Slawson for such a lovely gift. It made me laugh and cry - it was truly relatable in many places. 💕

New @huma_qureshi_uk is here!! 🔥🔥🔥

A rare return to Twitter to share a little something very special to me:

This is so important for the publishing industry to openly acknowledge. While there is a lot of talk about acquiring more stories by PoC, there needs to be an emphasis on publishing us WELL; ie with marketing that gives our books a chance, whatever the initial advance https://twitter.com/nktgill/status/1386309714334605313

Publication Day! Today, I'm officially a published author. So many feeling about this day!

It’s paperback publication day for my debut novel ‘Out of Touch’, a story about family estrangement & reconnection. I took a few copies out while the sun was shining, & they look very much at home in the park 🌳 (1/4)

Happy paperback publication day to @HalehAgar for Out of Touch! An exquisite novel which I just loved. 🧡

So proud of @SaimaMir on the day we have all been waiting for: happy publication day for The Khan as Jia and co enter the world 🙌

Watching that scene in Ladybird where she goes to view houses with her mum just to cheer herself up ♥️

The first review which mentions my kids. They’ll be pleased with this! ‘One factor that captured my heart completely was the author’s three sons who are smart, witty and just adorable.’

🌟Book Review🌟

How We Met by ⁦@huma_qureshi_uk⁩

⁦@eandtbooks⁩ https://bookshortie.wordpress.com/2021/03/18/book-review-how-we-met-by-huma-qureshi/

I can’t tell if I feel like I’m swimming underwater, gliding or just drowning #amwriting

Well, aren't this pair made for each other?

"A sweet, touching memoir about family, faith and love... You'll be rooting for not just Huma, but for everyone she loves too.' Pandora Sykes

#HowWeMet by @huma_qureshi_uk 📙

Thank you, @PINsykes!