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Crime writer Abdullah to donate pre-order profits to Trussell Trust
The Bookseller, Jun 2021

Big debate: free school meals (episode page)
BBC Asian Network radio, Jun 2021

Scott Makin show (episode page)
BBC Radio Tees radio, Jun 2021

Farzana Chaudry show (episode page)
BBC Three Counties radio, Jun 2021

Author to donate profits of pre-orders of her novel to food bank
The Northern Echo and Darlington & Stockton Times, Jun 2021

Need to read: A preview of forthcoming books by terrifically talented authors
Eastern Eye, Jun 2021

Fantasy home: an escape to nature inspired by Anne of Green Gables
The Financial Times, Apr 2021

Celebrating the Bengali language
BBC Asian Network radio, Apr 2021

Paperbacks of the week
The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club, Mar 2021

Saima Mir on her favourite books featuring South-Asian women
Waterstones, Feb 2021

Buying a house with a white man taught me about privilege, print version
The i paper, Feb 2021

Murder, Murder Everywhere
The New York Times, Jan 2021

5 books not to miss, print version
USA Today, Dec 2020

10 novels you should read this December
CrimeReads, Dec 2020

What should I read next?
Real Simple Magazine, Dec 2020

Tip Sheet: what to read next
Publishers Weekly, Dec 2020

Top 10 books published this month that library staff across the country love
LibraryReads, Dec 2020

Amazon editors’ picks: best mystery, thriller & suspense, pdf
Amazon US, Dec 2020

Murder, They Wrote
Air Mail, Dec 2020

December’s best new books
Scribd, Dec 2020

17 most anticipated book releases for December 2020
The Tempest, Dec 2020

What great authors read and bookmarked for life
Eastern Eye, Dec 2020

Episode 80 – Kia Abdullah (from 4m)
Quick Book Reviews Podcast, Nov 2020

This thing’s incredible
The Strategist, New York Magazine, Nov 2020

Publisher’s Weekly gift guide, print version
Publisher’s Weekly, Oct 2020

Crime round-up
Literary Review, Oct 2020

Five new books to read this week
Scottish Herald (syndicated nationally), Oct 2020

Off the shelf: Male bravado
Big Issue North, Oct 2020

Interview with Kia Abdullah
Creative Minds, Oct 2020

New books
The Irish News, Sep 2020

The week’s hot new reads
Heat, Sep 2020

75 of the best new books for autumn, print version
The i paper, Sep 2020

Book Club with Nicola Smith
Daily Record, Sep 2020

Once, twice, three times a writer panel
SlaughterFest, Sep 2020

Who are the victims?
The Northern Echo, Sep 2020

Take It Back: starred review, print version
Publishers Weekly, Aug 2020

My journey from Tower Hamlets to the Dales, pdf
Living Magazine (North East), Aug 2020

Escape to the Dales
The Northern Echo, Aug 2020

Fiction pick
Sunday Post, Aug 2020

Crime author book signing in Richmond, print version
The Northern Echo, Aug 2020

10 questions with Kia Abdullah
Instagram Live, Aug 2020

Featured profile
Bengalis of New York, Aug 2020

Crime author’s new book signing
Darlington & Stockton Times, Aug 2020

Richmond author to sign copies of new book
Richmondshire Today, Aug 2020

12 must-read mysteries and thrillers coming this fall
Amazon US, Jul 2020

Times column, print version
The Times, Jul 2020

It is possible to be a secular Muslim
The i paper, Jul 2020

Well worth investigating
Sunday Express, Jun 2020

In conversation with Kia Abdullah
Pen To Print, Jun 2020

Alumni profile – Kia Abdullah
QMUL, May 2020

Big Book Weekend: Kia Abdullah and Abir Mukherjee (click ‘Past Interviews/Festivals’ or watch preview)
Big Book Weekend, May 2020

Facebook Live: Take It Back with Kia Abdullah
HQ Book Club, Apr 2020

The tricky art of writing women with Kia Abdullah
HQ Stories, Apr 2020

Book clinic: Can you recommend a replacement for Rumpole of the Bailey?
The Guardian, Mar 2020

Presenting a bold new voice in fiction, the searing Take It Back by Kia Abdullah
Foyles, Mar 2020

Episode 17 – Kia Abdullah (from 22m)
Red Hot Chilli Writers Podcast, Mar 2020

10 more questions with Kia Abdullah
Instagram Live, Mar 2020

Asian Booklist: my response to the exhausting diversity debate
The Bookseller, Mar 2020

Take It Back
The Sunday Post, Mar 2020

The 31 best thrillers and crime novels of 2019
The Telegraph, Dec 2019

Best crime and thrillers of 2019, print version
The Guardian, Nov 2019

Here’s what happened when my friend got rich
Fashion Magazine, Nov 2019

Insider look at Tower Hamlets
London Planner, Nov 2019

On the Shelf
Daily Mercury, Oct 2019

Book review (from 41m)
The Desi Woman Podcast, Oct 2019

Review of Take It Back by Kia Abdullah
Asian Review of Books, Oct 2019

Interview with Kia Abdullah
The New Arab, Oct 2019

Author interview
Freedom blog, Oct 2019

Arrivals
Toronto Star, Sep 2019

Inspired by Anne
Montreal Gazette, Sep 2019

Author interview
The Crime Warp, Sep 2019

Binge-worthy books
Savvy Reader, Sep 2019

10 thrillers with an ending you won’t predict
Betches, Sep 2019

Lessons learned from 60 countries of travel
Ms Career Girl, Sep 2019

The best new thrillers, September 2019, print version
The Sunday Times, Sep 2019

Five books that’ll take you to new neighbourhoods
Toronto Star, Sep 2019

17 books out this August to add to your end-of-summer reading list
Her, Aug 2019

Telegraph review
The Telegraph, Aug 2019

The best recent crime and thrillers
The Guardian, Aug 2019

Top 5 British legal thrillers
The Big Issue, Aug 2019

32 works of fiction from around the world to watch for this fall
CBC Canada, Aug 2019

Interview with Kia Abdullah
BBC York, Aug 2019

Why I agreed to marry a man I’d only met once
Telegraph Magazine, Aug 2019

Five things I learned writing Take It Back
Chuck Wendig, Aug 2019

Interview with Kia Abdullah
Talk Radio, Aug 2019

Interview with Kia Abdullah
BBC Asian Network radio, Aug 2019

10 Things I’d like my readers to know about me by Kia Abdullah
Female First, Aug 2019

HQ teams with reading app The Pigeonhole on ‘industry first’ serialisation
The Bookseller, Jul 2019

Interview with Kia Abdullah
Christina McDonald, Jul 2019

The 14 best books to read in summer 2019
Now Toronto, Jun 2019

10 questions with Kia Abdullah
Instagram Live, May 2019

What I needed as a working-class writer
The Bookseller, May 2019

Author and travel writer relocates to Richmond
Richmondshire Today, Apr 2019

Books to read in 2019
The Asian Writer, Jan 2019

HQ signs ‘thrilling’ Abdullah courtroom drama
The Bookseller, Dec 2018