Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Ausma Zehanat Khan is a Canadian novelist and author of crime and fantasy novels.
Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a research specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She received her LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Ottawa, and her B.A. in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Toronto.
According to the Washington Post, "Throughout Getty and Khattak's solid and comprehensive investigation, Khan's talents are evident. This first in what may become a series is a many-faceted gem. It's a sound police procedural, a somber study of loss and redemption and, most of all, a grim effort to make sure that crimes against humanity are not forgotten."
In a 2018 interview with Nick Douglas, published in Life Hacker magazine, Khan described how she devoted more time to her writing as a novelist, when she and her husband began moving more often, and it didn't seem worthwhile to get the qualification to practice law in a short-term home.
Her newest novel, A Deadly Divide, is slated for publication in 2019.
Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series
- The Unquiet Dead (2015)
- The Language of Secrets (2016)
- Among the Ruins (2017)
- A Death in Sarajevo (2017) (novella)
- A Dangerous Crossing (2018)
- A Deadly Divide (2019)
Khorasan Archives series
Honors and awards
- Arthur Ellis Awards 2016 Best First Novel for The Unquiet Dead
- Barry Award (for crime novels) 2016 Best First Novel for The Unquiet Dead
- "Bio". http://www.ausmazehanatkhan.com/bio.html.
- Lara Spencer; Chris Wragge; Russ Mitchell (July 8, 2008). "Ausma Khan speaks about Muslim Girl magazine". CBS News Broadcast. http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/results/docview/docview.do?docLinkInd=true&risb=21_T9086333714&format=GNBFI&sort=DATE,A,H&startDocNo=1&resultsUrlKey=29_T9086328716&cisb=22_T9086328712&treeMax=true&treeWidth=0&csi=166768&docNo=18. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- Nick Douglas (2018-11-28). "I'm Novelist Ausma Zehanat Khan, and This Is How I Work". Life Hacker. https://lifehacker.com/im-novelist-ausma-zehanat-khan-and-this-is-how-i-work-1830386248. Retrieved 2019-05-18. "As all this was happening, my husband and I were moving around quite a bit, so instead of taking the bar exam or trying to round up a teaching position everywhere new I moved to, I took some time off to work full-time on a novel."
- "28 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2019". CBC Books. 2019-01-25. https://www.cbc.ca/books/28-works-of-canadian-fiction-to-watch-for-in-spring-2019-1.4982303. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
- "News". http://www.ausmazehanatkhan.com/news.html.
- "Arthur Ellis Awards". http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/Awards/Ellis_Awards.html.
- "Barry Awards". http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/Awards/Barry_Awards.html.
- "Macavity Awards :: Mystery Readers International". http://mysteryreaders.org/macavity-awards/.
- Ausma Zehanat Khan website
- ‘Ausma Zehanat Khan's Unquiet Dead rises above mystery setting’ Los Angeles Times 9 janvier 2015