Author and Media Professional
‘Laaleen is a force of nature’
British Council Arts
‘(Laaleen is) as eloquent as Lizzie Bennet’
—The Times, UK
Laaleen Sukhera is a communications consultant and United Nations approved content creator. She graduated with an Master of Science in Professional Communications and a Bachelor of Arts (High Honours) in Screen Studies and Communication & Culture at Clark University in Massachusetts. She is the founder of the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan and has appeared in programs, podcasts, and features including 1843 (UK), the BBC (World Service & 100 Women), the British Council (UK and Pakistan), Dubai Eye’s Talking of Books (UAE), Elle (India), The Financial Times (UK), Grazia (India and Pakistan), Harper’s Bazaar (India), HELLO! (India and Pakistan), Monocle (UK), NewsTalk (Ireland), NPR/National Public Radio (USA), Ottar (Sweden), Sky Arts (UK), The Times (UK), Vanity Fair (Italy), and has been quoted in The Atlantic, The Economist, and The New York Times. Laaleen creates content for consumer and corporate brands, the development sector, heritage and tourism. Earlier in her career, she worked as a series coordinator and interviewer for ITV’s award-nominated After The Bradford Boil, as a field producer at the Merrill Lynch Video Network and account coordinator at M/A Advertising in New York, as a TV producer at Geo TV Lahore, as a public relations consultant in Islamabad, and as the associate editor of Libas International in Lahore.
Events & appearances
Laaleen has represented Austenistan at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka, the Times of India Lit Fest Bangalore (remotely), and at panels hosted in Washington DC by the Jane Austen Society of North America and Muse District at George Washington University, as well as in Lahore at the British Council Library, the LGS Lit Fest, Kinnaird College for Women, The Last Word, and in Islamabad at the British Club at the British High Commission and at London Books Café. Her literary appearances in Britain include Development in Literacy UK’s afternoon tea at The Dorchester in London, and in the UAE at the Sharjah International Book Fair , the Dubai Literary Salon and at Al-Rawi