Laaleen Khan née Sukhera is the editor and co-contributor of Austenistan, a Jane Austen-inspired anthology set among Pakistani society. She is represented by Jayapriya Vasudevan, founder of the Jacaranda Literary Agency in Singapore.
Laaleen graduated with an MSc in Professional Communications and a BA (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 is a professional advisor at the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, founded by Ms Austen’s fifth great-niece.
Her print and digital features have been published in Aman Ki Asha, Aurora, Dawn, Destinations, the Express Tribune, The Friday Times, The Genteel [Canada], Good Times, HELLO! India, HELLO! Pakistan, Jane Austen’s Regency World [UK], Libas International, Masala! [UAE], OK! Pakistan and others. She was series coordinator for ITV’s award-nominated documentary, After The Bradford Boil, produced a health talk show at Geo News in Lahore, field produced at the Merrill Lynch Video Network in New York, worked in advertising on Fifth Avenue and interned with the late Ismail Merchant. More recently, Laaleen has consulted on public relations including the Queen’s 90th birthday and Spanish cultural celebrations in Pakistan.
Laaleen is currently editing Austenistan, writing an Austen-inspired novel, and working on children’s fiction.