Breaking News

I am so very happy to announce that The Girl in the Broken Mirror has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019!


I’m at the Write Idea Festival on 17th November

Come along to the Write Idea festival 16-18th November for a weekend of book events. I’ll be talking at 4pm on Saturday 17th November – book a ticket – it’s free!

International Blog Tour November 1st – November 11th

The Girl in the Broken Mirror is going on tour again – this time worldwide!

Girl in the Broken Mirror international blog tour

So excited to be on the panel at YA Lit Cardiff! Saturday 29th September 2018

Grab your ticket HERE

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Take the Read Woke Challenge this Summer!

read woke

A YA reading challenge celebrating diverse UK voices inspired by School librarian Lucas Maxwell @lucasjmaxwell

Interview with The Asian Writer Magazine

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I’ve been interviewed by The Asian Writer magazine. You can read it HERE

Teen Reading Group

TEEN READING GROUP – Finchley Church End Library

The next teen reading group meet will be on Monday 10th December. If you’re aged between 11 and 17, love books, love sharing your favourite reads and book quizzes, then come and join us! See you there!


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Review by BuzzFeed for The Girl in the Broken Mirror

There would never be a place Jay could hide the shame, the besti, or bury it deep enough; she would never be free of it. It would taint her like a livid scar until the day she died.”
Captivating new book from Kalhan explores one girl’s coming of age and negotiation between cultures.’  BUZZFEED

Review by Bali Rai for The Girl in the Broken Mirror

The Girl in the Broken Mirror is both harrowing and touching. Jay is wonderfully drawn and engaging. The issues of abuse, culture-clash and the patriarchal sense of entitlement that plagues British Asian men of a certain persuasion, are handled with sensitivity and honesty. The book is refreshing and hard-hitting, which is much needed.”

Bali Rai

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