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Saman Shad
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Saman Shad is a writer, editor, journalist and teller of stories. Much of her work is inspired by her experiences as a third culture kid, growing up and living in Pakistan, the Middle East, the UK and Australia. Her writing credits span mediums, including radio scriptwriting for the BBC in the UK and the ABC in Australia, and playwriting, with works commissioned by theatres across London and Sydney. She is a regular writer for several publications, including the Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald and SBS. She has also worked on screen projects, including developing the feature film One of Us with funding from Screen Australia. She is currently working as a screenwriter on a number of upcoming projects. Saman is a proud mum of three children and lives with them and her husband in Sydney.

Books by Saman Shad

The Matchmaker

‘A debut novel full of charm, wit and sharp observation.’

‘Full of life, charm and wonderfully observed detail, an utterly delightful debut.’

Sparks fly in this glittering romantic comedy about love, marriage and mistaking your own identity.

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The Matchmaker by Saman Shad

Matchmaking is easy. Falling in love on the other hand ... Matchmaking isn't just a job for Saima, it's her passion. But when her community turns against her, will she find love in the most unexpected place? Find out in the latest romantic comedy about love, marriage and mistaking your own identity. Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-matchmaker-9781761044694

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