Khalida Hassan is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program, where she completed a short story collection called Complicit for her thesis. The stories in Complicit deal with themes of surveillance and digitally-mediated communications. Hassan has travelled extensively working in development, education, and literary outreach. She now lives in Toronto, where she works as a literary assistant.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
You can read Adjacent Rooms in the time it takes to drink your morning coffee—and we highly recommend that pairing. A perfect mix of warm and stark, the story’s set in Norway and told by an unlikely narrator: the protagonist’s ex-girlfriend, who’s barely present in the story. Through her eyes, Khalida Hassan perfectly captures snapshots of a small, disjointed family where affection is a form of currency. You'll be thinking about Hassan’s world all day.