“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.
My favourite book
A masterclass in creating a thrilling, open-world story
The writers who inspire me
Reading books for sustenance
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.