About Me

Aneesa Marufu lives in Manchester and was the winner of the Kimberley Chambers Kickstart Prize for underrepresented writers in 2019.

Author Aneesa Marufu


A commercial, thrilling and beautifully uplifting fantasy adventure, The Balloon Thief, follows Khadija and Jacob’s battle for friendship in a society plagued by racism and misogyny.

“Spark the flame. Seek the sky.”



I am represented by Lucy Irvine at Peters Fraser + Dunlop

Peters Fraser + Dunlop
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