Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi


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.  Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love was also shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize, 2020. She is now writing her first novel.




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

Very exciting book post! 💫💫💫💫

Out 28th Jan 2021. #HowWeMet

Thank you so much @huma_qureshi_uk @eandtbooks

Lovely book post today. Thank you so much @eandtbooks for this beauty #HowWeMet by @huma_qureshi_uk. It looks gorgeous & I have heard such good things.

After a full two days of considering option of faking my own death, here is link to ep 1 of Browned Off with me and @moni_butterfly.
Is Publishing Diverse?

Spending the morning signing book plates for #HowWeMet and writing personal messages - if you’ve pre-ordered and would like one, please DM me with your address and screenshot a proof of pre-order. Do hurry, book plates are running low!

Had the privilege of speaking to @huma_qureshi_uk about #HowWeMet yesterday. She spoke about how time makes Russian Dolls of us all, the various incarnations stacked inside us still.
I cried after the interview. We are a generation that had fought hard for our place.

So, I didn’t want to just sit there on Zoom for my book launch, so instead I’m doing a simple pre-recorded chat over a cup of tea with my dear friend @SaimaMir tomorrow which will be released on publication day. I do so hope some of you might like to see it!

Dragged the kids out for “fresh air” which they agreed to only on condition we drove to the park and didn’t walk there 🤦🏽‍♀️ They lasted 10 minutes before we returned to car & discovered we got a parking ticket. I mean. “Worst day ever” said the 7-year-old.

I love the solidarity displayed by all the writers on this here thread 🤣

We made it to the weekend! And breathe...

Only 13 days to go until the wonderful #HowWeMet by @huma_qureshi_uk is out in the world! 'A tale of patience, tenderness and love that'll add sunshine to your year' says @StylistMagazine.

Pre-order your copy >>

I feel very lucky to have received a proof of @schillerrrrr’s Earthed already. I can already imagine turning to it for comfort and companionship on lonely days.

NYT BEST-SELLING AUTHOR @_katherine_may_ with my book. She also said nice things about it like: "A wonderful read... Huma Qureshi is a writer with a sharp eye and a romantic heart." OUT JAN 28th!

I love a book post and this memoir about love and misadventure has already grabbed me on the first page with 'the Piccadilly People.' Can't wait to sink into this one. #HowWeMet by @huma_qureshi_uk out 28th Jan 🎉 @eandtbooks #newbooksjanuaryreleases

They made me a trailer! How We Met: A Memoir of Love & Other Misadventures, out in 13 days! Pre order here!

Oh look! How They Met!

This time last year I submitted a short story to @BazaarUK; this year, I have a whole page, writing about love + growing up. I don’t know if that’s what they call full circle or something else but either way isn’t it funny how things turn out. Isn’t it kinda great.

Three of my favourite people are on this list! @huma_qureshi_uk @nikeshshukla AND @NellFrizzell. Buy these books! Phenomenal!

#HowWeMet by @huma_qureshi_uk tops the @StylistMagazine Best New Non-Fiction Books!

'Tackling the true story of how she & her then-non Muslim husband came to be is also a tale of love for her family, parents, heritage, religion & her own self-belief.'

“Sweet and insightful... a testament to Qureshi’s writing. A tale of patience, tenderness and that’ll add sunshine to your year.”

Thank you! How We Met is out in 16 days!

OVER-JOYED to be one of just 11 books in this beautifully curated list of best 2021 non fiction by @Franabouttown for @StylistMagazine!