Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin is a critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author, playwright, and educator. Her forthcoming MUCH ADO ABOUT NADA is a second-chance romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, and THREE HOLIDAYS AND A WEDDING is a multi-faith holiday romcom co-written with Marissa Stapley. Her debut novel, AYESHA AT LAST was a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year and Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019. Her second novel, HANA KHAN CARRIES ON was named a Best Romance by the Washington Post, and is currently in development for film by Amazon Studios and Mindy Kaling. Her debut play THE RISHTA premiered in Montreal at the Centaur Theatre in Spring 2023. Uzma is a former contributor to The Toronto Star, and has written for The Atlantic. She lives near Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two sons, where she also teaches high school.

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