Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi


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) and Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love (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.

Her debut short story collection, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and longlisted for The Jhalak Prize and The Edge Hill Short Story Prize. 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. 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

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