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The Iqra Book Festival brings together a range of contemporary authors to explore literature of interest to Muslim culture and heritage, including the lives of historical figures, the modern Muslim experience, fantasy, fiction, mindfulness, and leadership.
Iqra Book Festival

Oct 24, 2020 09:30 AM in London

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Shrabani Basu
Author of "Spy Princess, The LIfe of Noor Inayat Khan."
Shrabani Basu is a journalist and Sunday Times best-selling author. Her books include Victoria & Abdul, The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant and For King and Another Country, Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18. She is a frequent commentator on television and radio documentaries on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Her book Victoria & Abdul was recently adapted into a major Oscar-nominated feature film starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. Spy Princess is being adapted for a play at the National Theatre and a television series. She is the founder and chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust which successfully campaigned for a memorial for Noor in London. It was unveiled in 2012 by Princess Anne. She also applied for a Blue Plaque for Noor which was unveiled in August 2020 outside her London house.
Dr Aria Campbell-Danesh
Author of “A Mindful Year” 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life.
Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh, DClinPsy, CPsychol, is a doctor in clinical psychology and an expert in the fields of behavior change and long-term health (dr-aria.com). A mindfulness specialist and creator of the FIT Method, he works internationally with clients on their mindset, exercise, and nutrition. He is regularly featured in popular lifestyle publications such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Marie Claire. Dr. Aria is an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society and Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Author of "The Bladebone."
Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of The Unquiet Dead, published by St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books, and winner of the Barry Award, the Arthur Ellis Award and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel, as well as a 2016 Macavity Award finalist. Works in Khan's critically acclaimed Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series include The Language of Secrets, A Death in Sarajevo, Among the Ruins, and A Dangerous Crossing. In A Deadly Divide, the fifth and latest book in the series, Detectives Khattak and Getty investigate a mosque shooting in Quebec, and explore the after-effects of a rising tide of Islamophobia in both the province and the nation. CrimeReads named Khan one of the Rising Stars of Crime Fiction in the 2010s, and both CrimeReads and Library Journal named A Deadly Divide one of the best crime novels of 2019.