The Kyrgyz-British novelist Shahsanem Murray was born in Kyrgyzstan and settled in Edinburgh, UK after marrying her husband Gordon Murray. With a degree in Philology and speaking three languages fluently, writing is a natural past time for her. After completing a translation of one of her Uncles book from Kyrgyz into both English and Russian two years ago, she then set about writing her own first novel. This first novel can trace its roots and influences to many aspects of her life. Clan cultures in both Scotland and Kyrgyzstan along with travelling to many corners of the world provided a framework for a story through the ages and the continents of the world. Whilst a keen interest in Politics, International Business, Poetry, Films and Art provided threads and strands for back-stories and sub-plots as well as many factual references and content. Outwith writing Shahsanem works with a number of colleagues to arrange cultural events, and endeavours to promote Central Asia throughout Scotland and the UK.

Author of “Finding the Holy Path”

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