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Sorayya Khan talks to Curious Book Fans

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In the first ever author’s interview on Curious Book Fans site we talk to Sorayya Khan, author of novels Noor (2003) and Five Queen’s Road (2009). She was born in Europe, grew up in Pakistan and now lives in the US. Sorayya KhanShe received a Fulbright award and Constance Saltonstall Foundation Artist Grant. Her story, “In the Shadows of the Margalla Hills,” won the 1995 Malahat Review First Novella prize. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including Bapsi Sidhwa’s City Of Sin And Splendor: Writings On Lahore.

Intrigued by her splendid family saga Five Queen’s Road and her internationally diverse background we were very curious to hear more from Sorayya herself.

CBF: Whilst reading Five Queen’s Road I had you earmarked as the daughter of the Dutch mother and Pakistani father who feature in the story. Are these characters based on your parents and did Five Queen’s Road and the families that lived there really exist?

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