What is your ethnicity?
Indian-Pakistani. I also have Central Asian and Peninsular Arab ancestry.
What is your nationality?
What is your religion?
Which languages do you speak?
Danish, Urdu, Punjabi, and English. I can read Swedish and Norwegian. If you speak to me in either of those two languages, I likely won't be able to keep up.
Do you still live in Denmark?
No, I moved to England in Fall 2019.
Who is your favourite author?
I don't have an all-time favourite author, but recently, I enjoyed Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Does The Descent of the Drowned have a sequel?
Yes, it's a trilogy.
Are you writing any other books?
I'm working on a separate YA Fantasy duology which is also set in an Indo-Persian world.
Have you ever received a degree in writing?
No, I practised by reading and writing as much as possible. I learned English by watching soap operas as a child, because they didn't teach the language at my school until the 6th grade.
Any tips for aspiring writers?
Read. Don't limit yourself to one genre, but read all types of books. Experiment. Most importantly, don't give up. Your voice matters. And one day, someone will read your book and appreciate it, and you will cry, and you will feel wonderful. Your hard work and journey will be worth it.