Upcoming Events

Come and collect your free copy of Sofia Khan is not Obliged in a public give-away as part of CityRead, London,  2019. The Gallery, Ground Floor (between Browns and Fossil).

2 May 2019

15:30 - 17:30



An evening with Ayisha Malik, reading from Sofia Khan is not Obliged, as part of CityRead, London, 2019.

3 May 2019

19:00 - 20:30

Havering Library


11 May 2019 

13:00 - 14:30

A conversation with Ayisha Malik, including a reading from Sofia Khan is not Obliged, this year's CityRead, London, book. 

The Curve, Slough


13 May 2019

18:00 - 20:15

A very special screening of Bridget Jones’s Diary, introduced by Ayisha Malik, as well as a pre-film Q&A.

Greenwich Picturehouse


14 May 2019 

19:30 onwards

A special conversation with Ayisha Malik and Vaseem Khan, author of the Inspector Chopra series, about Sofia Khan is not Obliged, and iftar (breaking of fast), as part of CityRead, London, 2019. 

Manor Park Library, Newham


15 May 2019

18:30 - 20:30

Ayisha Malik will be in conversation with Candice Carty-Williams, chaired by Helen Lederer, discussing multicultural identity, female experience, giving voice to characters rarely seen in literature, and why we keep coming back to Bridget Jones.

The London Library


18 May 2019

16:00 - 17:00

An interactive author talk with Ayisha Malik about her novel, Sofia Khan is not Obliged, including a discussion, reading and book signing as part of CityRead, London, 2019.

Walthamstow Library


23 May 2019

18:30 - 20:30

 Chick Lit: A Guilty Pleasure? Caroline O'Donoghue, author of Promising Young Women, chairs a panel with Ayisha Malik and Ben Aaronovitch to discuss why we should take Chick Lit more seriously!

Waterstones, Tottenham Court Rd


25 May 2019

14:00 - 16:00

Meet the author. Ayisha Malik will be reading and talking about her book, Sofia Khan is not Obliged, as part of CityRead, London, 2019. 

The Idea Store,



30 May 2019

19:00 - 21.45

Sofia Khan's Happy Ending: A joyful end to the CityRead festival. Journalist Sarah Shaffi hosts a Loose Women panel discussion on the book and its themes. With Ayisha Malik, Nina Wadia, Seeta Indrani and Nisha Nayar. There will be readings from the novel, music, henna, and will conclude with an iftari meal taken together. A very special ending to a wonderful month. 

Ticket includes iftari and is £18 (+ booking fee).

Aga Khan Centre


17 June 2019 

18:30 - 19:30

An Evening with Ayisha Malik and Christy Lefteri

An evening of literary discussion about identity, home and family with Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Waterstones, Birmingham


28 June 2019 


Bradford Literature Festival: Lunch Bite – This Green and Pleasant Land.

Who decides to whom and what we belong? I'll be talking about my new book and some of its core themes of home and belonging with Q&As from the audience.

Festival Hub, City Park


29 June 2019

12:30 - 1:45

Bradford Literature Festival: Feminist Book Society – Writing Women, Right Now

Join me in conversation with Aimee Felone discussing the role of women in books today with hosts Eleanor Dryden and Katy Loftus.

Bradford City Hall,

Ernest Saville Room


30 May 2019

19;00 - 21.45

Bradford Literature Festival: Ungrateful Immigrants

Dina Nayeri, Juan Felipe Herrera, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and I will be in conversation about the experiences of immigrants in the West, exploring the interplay between ideas of assimilation, integration, and ‘worthiness’.


The Studio