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Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin writes a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star. Her debut novel, AYESHA AT LAST, a revamped Muslim Pride and Prejudice set in Toronto, was published by HarperCollins to critical praise and nominated for several awards including the Toronto Book Awards and the Stephen Leacock medal. The novel was also named the Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year, and has been optioned for film by Pascal Pictures. Uzma has appeared on Cityline, The Social, CBC radio and NPR, speaking about diverse literature and inclusive stories. In addition to writing, Uzma is a high school teacher in the GTA, where she also lives with her husband and two sons. Follow her on twitter @UzmaWrites, Instagram @UzmaJalaluddin or email her at ujalaluddin@outlook.com.

Writers Festival Appearances