In the Media


Sonali Bendre speaks to Saba Karim Khan about her debut novel, Skyfall, as part of Sonali’s Book Club

BBC’s The Cultural Frontline features Saba Karim Khan, Amitav Ghosh, Awais Khan in its episode on new writing from India and Pakistan

Gulf News features Saba Karim Khan on its Friday Magazine cover: Skyfall: Saba Karim Khan invites readers to imagine a world ‘much like Abu Dhabi’

In Conversation with Sana Mir: Pakistan’s former Women’s Cricket Team Captain, and World #1 ODI bowler, as well as in a fireside chat with Osman Haneef, the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader, whose debut novel, Blasphemy:The Trial of Danesh Masih has been shortlisted for the PFC-VoW award.

Man-up, Please: Pakistan’s Fetish with Sons | Podcast by Saba Karim Khan for Makings Studio UK | In Conversation with Meesha Shafi, Asim Abbasi and Awais Khan

NYUAD Institute Talk | Saba Karim Khan, Sabyn Javeri, Tishani Doshi | “Migrants Through Time”; An Insight Into the Female Diasporic Voice

English Seminar Series: In Conversation with Saba Karim Khan | Lahore University of Management Sciences

Saba Karim Khan: Writing An India-Pakistan Love Story | In conversation with Bound India

Lovers and Borders: SKYFALL author Saba Karim Khan on Pakistan, India, politics, and craft for The Chakkar

Sukhan Unplugged | In conversation with author and filmmaker Saba Karim Khan about her journey and experiences with special focus on her novel “Skyfall”

Reading the Author (Spotify Podcast): Speaking about life, some joyous moments, most tragic days, living in a world filled with competition and trying not to get consumed by it.

Speaking to Sipping Thoughts about gender violence, LGBTQ, love-jihad and more

On Khalid Malik’s Morning Jam| FM91 to speak about Skyfall, storytelling and unearthing our “songs”

Stifled imaginations, a stalemate for storytellers for World Book Day from: Khaleej Times

Navigating Ethics in the Digital Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach from: Sentio, an interdisciplinary social science journal

‘We need to normalise rage’: In Conversation with Asim Abbasi for: Wasafiri

Book launch: Journalist Wajiha Hyder speaks to Saba Karim Khan about her debut novel, Skyfall as part of the Lahore Literary Festival

Mina Malik-Hussain speaks to authors Saba Karim Khan and Awais Khan on her TV show, Coffee Table about Pakistani literature

Stigma and Society: A Closer Look at Saba Karim Khan’s Debut Novel: Shanal Kazi reviews Skyfall for The Friday Times

Skyfall – A testament to you being what you love, not that what loves you: By all accounts, the world at this time needs Saba Karim to write more, concludes Mir Adil Usman in his review of Skyfall for The Nation

Saba Karim Khan’s Debut Novel Takes Readers On A Gripping Journey From Heera Mandi To New York: Sana Munir reviews Skyfall

Saba Karim Khan’s Skyfall is a story that wants to root for humanity in a time of hate: writes Fatima Arif in her review of Skyfall for Mashable

Read an excerpt of Skyfall featured in The Dispatch

In this podcast, Mashable Lab talked to Saba Karim Khan about all the various hats she wears and the journey that resulted in Skyfall

In Conversation with Liberty Books | Saba Karim Khan: Maheen Humayun interviews Saba Karim Khan, author of the powerful, soulful, and timely debut novel, “Skyfall”. Find out her inspiration behind this moving tale that teaches us the strength of human endeavor and our desire for love in a time of hate

Watch the behind-the-scenes making of the Skyfall cover

Saba Karim Khan speaks to Khaleej Times in this exclusive interview, about her hard-hitting novel, Skyfall, about what makes women “Troublemakers” and the journey of bringing the novel to life

Pakistan’s literary landscape is packed with promises this year. #ArabNewsPK shortlists exciting works of fiction by Pakistani authors including Skyfall

Saba Karim Khan speaks to The National about how her debut novel, Skyfall, is breaking Pakistani women out of boxes.


Saba Karim Khan in conversation with Georgia Tolley on the Afternoons with Helen Farmer podcast on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, speaking about Skyfall and all things literature

“Women get so much flak for deviating from what we would like to believe as the norm and Skyfall is saying: be a troublemaker and own it.” The Gazelle sits down with Saba Karim Khan to talk about Skyfall and her work surrounding gender violence.

Harper’s Bazaar Art – “For filmmaker, author, and NYU Abu Dhabi Instructor Saba Karim Khan, her documentary Concrete Dreams “is about rupturing the myth of static futures.” Read her interview in Harper’s Bazaar Art on using this film to chart how through football, an identity, in a city as divided by class as Karachi, is reclaimed.

“‘Skyfall’ is the last attempt you make against a group of people when outnumbered,” Khan explains of her novel.” LUMS, The Perfect Storyteller on Skyfall, Concrete Dreams, LUMS, storytelling and struggle.

“When you think of Pakistan, you think all things combustible; a precarious nation, operating at dizzying speed, forever on the boil. With Concrete Dreams, I wanted to pull together the threads of how, despite its pathologies and problems, something makes Pakistan tick. What is that something?” QUAD, University of Oxford on becoming a filmmaker.

“The punchline of the story symbolises how, despite their upended lives, these boys didn’t downsize their dreams to fit their reality. Instead, they outstripped their reality so it would fit their dreams.” The National, UAE on Concrete Dreams: Some Roads Lead Home, a documentary by Saba Karim Khan on how two young men went from the streets of Karachi to playing football in Rio

Saba Karim Khan speaks to CNN about how, despite Covid-19 movement restrictions during lockdown, fans in the Arab world found ways to share viewing experiences through TV