About The Author
Khalid Patel is the British writer of innovative, underground literature. His works are known for their subversive unconventionalities. Challenging narratives, inventive dialogue and beautifully offbeat prose are a staple of his writings. His stories, laced with scalding social commentary and sneaky dark humour, wrenches readers out of their comfort zone for an unforgettable, jolting experience.
An English Literature graduate and culture junkie, Khalid is an ardent fan of film (particularly South Korean cinema), comic-books and videogames…passions which seep into his works. He also copiously digs New York, pasta and wearing black shirts.
Khalid Patel advocates activism and the questioning of the status quo. He has supported greater rights for Burma, the birth country of his mother, long before the mass media began highlighting the brutalities and human rights atrocities perpetrated by its military junta government. He is also a fierce critic of far right, fascist outfits such as the English Defence League (EDL). He has attended anti-racism and anti-hate protests where he has engaged in running street battles with Neo-Nazis.
Khalid’s narratives are seared with socio-political asides, quietly making his readers consider deeper issues. With his writings, Khalid also seeks to disintegrate media-reinforced stereotypes of Muslims and people of brown colour. He is keen to raise the literacy rates of British South Asians, especially males, and hopes through his stories more will catch an interest in literature.
“This kid breaks some rules and he breaks them across people’s faces… Khalid Patel represents a new age in fiction. He examines traditional fiction and turns it on its head with technology and innovation.” – Eryk Pruitt, author of Dirtbags