Ayisha Malik

Ayisha Malik is a British Muslim born and raised in South London. She holds a BA in English Literature and Sociology, and a First Class MA in Creative Writing. She has spent various spells teaching, photocopying, volunteering, being a publicist and an editor.

Her debut novel Sofia Khan is Not Obliged (Twenty7), was followed by the sequel, The Other Half of Happiness (Zaffre), which were both met with critical acclaim, and she was a WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick in 2016. She has also contributed to the anthology A Change is Gonna Come (Stripes Publishing); a compilation of short stories and poems by BAME authors. Ayisha is now a full-time writer and is working on her third novel, as well as being the ghost writer for Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain.