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“Whenever I put down a book and sigh with contentment, I say a little prayer for the author. However, there are a handful of authors who not only excited my inner fanboy but influenced the writer I became.”

Muhammad Khan is an engineer, a secondary-school maths teacher, and a YA author.

Muhammad Khan in conversation with Roopa Farooki

Talking about how his teenage students inspire his stories and help to finesse the dialogue in his young adult fiction.

Biography

Muhammad Khan is an engineer, a secondary-school maths teacher, and a YA author! He takes his inspiration from the children he teaches, as well as his own upbringing as a British-born Pakistani. He lives in South London and has an MA in Creative Writing from St Mary’s. His debut novel I Am Thunder was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, won the Branford Boase First Novel Award, the 2018 Great Reads Award and a number of regional awards.

His second novel, Kick the Moon is also published by Macmillan Children’s Books. He is a World Book Day selected author. He has also added two more books to his cannon, Split and Mark My Words.

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