Recommended for Key Stage 3 (ages 13+)

Saima Mir is a journalist who grew up in Bradford. In this film Saima discusses her journey to becoming a writer and reads from and introduces her debut novel The Khan, a page-turner of a crime thriller. Saima offers some hints and tips about starting a career in the arts.

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If you have enjoyed this film, why not find out more here:

  • Listen to the podcast A Woman of Substance by Saima Mir.
  • Watch this video from Waterstones in which Saima Mir discusses the three authors who have inspired her writing
    • Why not create a list of the three people who inspire you most, they might be authors, actors, musicians, family members, friends.  What is it about them that inspires you?