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Saima Mir is an award-winning journalist and writer. She has written for numerous publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph. Prior to this she worked for the BBC.

Her debut novel, The Khan, was released in April 2021 to critical acclaim. It is a Times & Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year.

Saima’s work has also appeared in the anthologies It’s Not About the Burqa (2019) and The Best Most Awful Job (2020). She is a recipient of The Commonwealth Broadcast Association World View Award, and the K. Blundell Trust Award. Saima’s work has been longlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize, and the Bath Novel Award. Her screenplay Ruby & Matt has been optioned by Rendition Films.