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NURA is Coming to the UK


A Starred Review From Kirkus for NURA

April 27, 2022

"Will 12-year-old Nura be able to outsmart the trickster jinn and save herself and her friends?...An enthralling fantasy debut exploring exploitation by those in power."


NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE is an Editor's Choice in the Bookseller

April 22, 2022

Nura and the Immortal Palace is an Editor's Choice in the Children's Previews of the Bookseller, UK's definitive book industry magazine and website.


NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE is a Junior Library Guild Selection

April 15, 2022

Nura and the Immortal Palace has been selected as a Junior Library Gold Standard Selection, a collection development service providing libraries with the best new-release books for children and young adults. 


Books to Read if you Love Studio Ghibli

March 4, 2022

These 12 Studio Ghibli read-alike books have that certain something that makes them magical and worthy of a comparison to the beloved films. Just open up any one of them to find out why. Featuring NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE.


33 Must-Read South Asian books Out in 2022

February 10, 2022

South Asian literature is on the rise. Every year, there are more and more South Asian authors breaking into the world of literature and publishing books in a wide array of genres. 2022 is no different, with a variety of South Asian authors both established and new publishing fiction across all genres and age categories. Featuring NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE.


Asian Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book Releases to Read in 2022

January 27, 2022

Here are 14 upcoming science fiction and fantasy titles releasing in 2022 that are unapologetically Asian, and undeniably exciting. Featuring NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE.

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Myth, Djinn & Migration; Diversity in Storytelling, Maeeda T. Khan

January 25, 2022

Bayt Al Fann talks to Maeeda about the importance of diversity in children’s literature, sharing migrant stories and Muslim experiences and highlighting social justice issues including child labour.


Walker signs middle-grade duo from debut author Khan

November 24, 2021

Walker Books has snapped up two "magical" middle-grade titles from 22-year-old debut author M T Khan. Commissioning editor Gráinne Clear secured UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Little, Brown. The first title, Nura and the Immortal Palace, publishes in paperback on 7th July 2022, with a second title to follow in summer 2023, both featuring cover art by Lahore-based artist Hazem Asif.



November 24, 2021

Nura is coming to the UK—with a brilliant new cover by Pakistani talent Hazem Asif.


Reading & Writing for the Inner Child

November 30, 2021

Reflections from YA Authors Liselle Sambury, M.T. Khan, and L. Akhter in conversation with Iqra Abid.


The Endless Debate Between Science and Art and How I Pursue Both

March 25, 2021

M.T. Khan describes the ongoing conflict between pursuing art or science, and how the two might be more interweaved than people like to believe. 

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Book Deal: M.T. Khan's Debut MG Series

August 13, 2020

M.T. Khan's NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE, the first in a series set in a rural industrial town in Pakistan, in which a 12-year-old is swept away to a luxury jinn hotel after the mines she spends her days working in collapse, sells to Jimmy Patterson, in a six-figure pre-empt, in a two-book deal.