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Speculative Fiction

Katie Khan

Writing Coach

Katie Khan is the author of two speculative fiction novels, Hold Back the Stars and The Light Between Us, published in the U.K. by Penguin Random House and in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel Hold Back the Stars is being adapted for film by the producers of Stranger Things. Katie’s books have been translated into more than 20 languages and nominated for awards. Katie is Creative Director at The Novelry.

Katie Khan at The Novelry

Katie Khan’s first novel, Hold Back the Stars, has been translated into 20 languages. It was a finalist for the Romantic Novel Awards and shortlisted for Brave New Words, which celebrates originality in genre writing. A film of Hold Back the Stars is in the works at Lionsgate from the producers of Stranger Things.

Katie’s second novel, The Light Between Us, was published by Penguin Random House and is a story of unrequited love and time travel.

Katie Khan worked in film and television for 13 years, including four years as Head of Digital at Paramount Pictures, before joining Warner Bros in 2017 to work on a magical, globally renowned British film franchise.

If you’re writing speculative fiction, or a story set in our world with, perhaps, one impossible thing made possible, you’ll find Katie an imaginative and exciting tutor.

‘I spent three years writing at midnight. There are no shortcuts!’

Katie Khan
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Hold Back the Stars
The Light Between Us

Novels by

Katie Khan

Hold Back the Stars

Hold Back the Stars

Ninety minutes.

A few years from now, not too far in the future, two people meet. It is a classic story of boy meets girl. Except that it’s not. When we find them, they have an hour and a half left. Unless they can save themselves, they won’t survive. The clock is ticking.

Soon to be a major motion picture from the producers of  Stranger Things.

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The Light Between Us

The Light Between Us

Thea and Isaac have always been friends, despite his constant jokes, despite her stubborn belief in time travel... Despite the distance between them. But when Isaac returns home from New York when their friend goes missing, suddenly things aren’t as they were. Something is different. Thea and Isaac have always been friends. But maybe that wasn’t how it was supposed to be.

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