An avid observer of history and the many cross-cultural connections it unearths, Rehan Khan has always been intrigued in how ideas move from one civilisation to the next. He is the author of A Tudor Turk which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, as well as A King’s Armour and A Demon’s Touch. These historical fiction novels have been described as swashbuckling adventure stories which also ask readers to consider the role of virtue within the human story.
When his daughter was six years old she asked him “Daddy, what do you want to be when you grow up?” while he was a manager working in a company, it really got him thinking and it was the spark which ignited his writing career.
He is particularly interested in the myths, legends and narratives which unite people from different parts of the world, and what role virtues play within the human condition.
Khan has also written a self-help book called Distracting Ourselves to Death which addresses why we are so distracted and what can we do about it.