Q&A

*Where is Khaled based now?
Between London and Gothenburg!

*What is Khaled working on now?

Teaching creative writing at Gothenburg University and writing his third book.

*I would like to interview Khaled. Who should I contact?
You can get in touch with Khaled directly here or tweet him @KhaledAlesmael 

*Can I book Khaled for a speaking event?
Yes! Khaled loves to speak at literary and journalistic events. 

*What is the meaning of Selamlik, his first novel title?
Selamlik means the palace of men in old Ottoman-Turkish language!

*What languages can I read Selamlik in?
Swedish and in German.

*Does Khaled publish his second book?
Yes, it is a creative non-fiction book, A Gateway to the Sea, based on nine interviews with Queer Arabs. It is published in Swedish by Leopardforlag in September 2020. 

*What languages does Khaled write in?
Arabic and English. 

*Where does Khaled write?
On the sofa with a cup of coffee and his cushion for a desk. 

*What is a typical day for Khaled?
Vegan toasted sandwich, Swedish fika, good company,
indoor exercises, reading Patti Smith…
& strike a pose.