Uzma Aslam Khan

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Novelist and Essayist
Introduction I was born in Lahore and grew up mostly in Karachi, though I moved a lot as a child – two years in Tokyo, two in Manila, three in London. I wrote my first (complete) story at age six, and never stopped writing after that. In this photo, I’m on a suspension bridge in Hunza, in northern Pakistan, where part of my new novel, Thinner Than Skin, is set. I found the bridge on my way south from Passu to Gilgit. In case you’re in the area, you can also hazard the crossing by following this route.
Interests Books, movies, travel, music, the sea.
Favorite Movies Brother from Another Planet, Secret of Roan Inish, Italian for Beginners, Maachis, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Babel, Battle of Algiers, Crimson Gold, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Open Water, Seraphine, Five Broken Cameras, 20 Feet From Stardom, Bab' Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul.
Favorite Music Tinariwen, Pathanay Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Zakir Hussain, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Salif Keita, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Sade, Baaba Maal, Bettye LaVette, Buddy Guy, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Aurelio, Brushy One String, Ali Farka Toure, Vieux Farka Toure, Cowboy Junkies, Rokia Traore, Lala Njava.
Favorite Books A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Virginia Woolf, MEMORY OF FIRE: GENESIS by Eduardo Galeano, THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS by Langston Hughes, THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy, CONFRONTING EMPIRE: interviews of Eqbal Ahmad with David Barsamian, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver, THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, POSSESSION by A.S. Byatt, THE BEAK OF THE FINCH by Jonathan Weiner, TOUCH by Adania Shibli, THE KNOWN WORLD by Edward P. Jones.