Vaseem Khan

International bestseller Vaseem Khan is joining Wild Words Festival to talk about the psychology of fiction, and about the history of India.

Vaseem is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay.

Cover of Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan

His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, now translated into 15 languages. The second in the series won the Shamus Award in the US. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for Literature. 

Vaseem was born in England, but spent a decade working in India. In 2021, the first in his Malabar House series, Midnight at Malabar House won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger, the world’s premier award for historical crime fiction.

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First Site Visit

Today, the Wild Words Festival team met at Colesdale Farm, just outside Potter’s Bar, to start imagining how the site will come together. This beautiful grassland is great for wild-style camping, and it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere: you would hardly believe you can get here with an Oyster Card!

Picture of a meadow and woodland under stormy skies
Would you believe this is accessible by Oyster card?

We’ve also started reacking out to potential stars of our show. If you have a new book coming out in spring/summer 2022, or you’re a poet or performer who thinks you’d fit our inspiting, insightful, and inclusive bill, please let us know!