Iman was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia, before moving to the UK at the age of 16. She studied far too much and holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature, an MSc in Postcolonial Literature, a Graduate Diploma in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She now lives in London and suspects that she probably didn’t need all those degrees to be a writer.
Iman’s passion is telling stories with heart and humour. She is particularly interested in exploring female experiences of contemporary Britain, as they cross race, culture and sexuality.
Her interest in law gives her a somewhat dangerous capacity for empathy and redemption, and Iman enjoys pushing the boundaries of morality and humanity – dramatically speaking, of course.
Iman has written for the stage, page, screen and radio. She is a member of Tamasha Playwrights – a writer-led collective affiliated with Tamasha Theatre, and Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab 2016/17, and is working on several commissions.
Iman has also written in a journalistic capacity for a number of publications including the Guardian, Independent, Huffington Post, Time Out, and spoken on BBC Radio networks around issues relating to race and sexuality. She was shortlisted for the Muslim Writer’s Award 2011, and the Allen Wright Award for Features in 2010.
When Iman isn’t staring gormlessly at a blank Word document on her screen, she is probably being a little more productive at her day job in charity PR. Or cuddling up on the sofa with her dog.