From intergenerational misunderstandings and the pressures of family expectations to miscommunications and cultural divides, secrets, even racial tensions – navigating the complexities of modern relationships in all their forms couldn’t be trickier. 

To explore this theme, we’re joined by two authors whose work reflects the tapestry of present-day relationships. Panellists include Kasim Ali, whose hotly-tipped debut Good Intentions chronicles a young couple’s battle with traditional parents, and Huma Qureshi, author of Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love, a breathtaking collection of stories about the untold worlds of intimacy.


About The Authors

Kasim Ali is a guest a Bradford Literature Festival 2022

Kasim Ali

KASIM ALI works at Penguin Random House and has previously been shortlisted for Hachette’s Mo Siewcherran Prize, longlisted for the 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, and has contributed toThe Good Journal. He comes from Birmingham and now lives in London.

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Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi is an award-winning writer, and former Observer and Guardian reporter. Her memoir How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures was published in January 2021 by Elliott & Thompson, to critical acclaim, chosen by Stylist as one of 2021’s best non-fiction. She is the winner of the 2020 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize. She is now writing her first novel, an enchanting story about family, belonging and identity.She lives in London.