Zarqa Nawaz

Zarqa Nawaz

Zarqa Nawaz created Little Mosque on the Prairie which premiered to record-shattering ratings in Canada on the CBC. It aired its sixth and final season in Spring 2012 and is sold to over 60 countries around the world. Little Mosque on the Prairie landed Nawaz in the public eye and when not writing, producing or directing for the show, she has spent much of the past six years touring the world as a sought-after public speaker. At a YPO event in Toronto, which included Jordan’s Prince Talal bin Mohammed and Irshad Manji, Zarqa gave the keynote address. She has been interviewed or profiled by countless media outlets such as CNN, the BBC, The New York Times, al-Jazeera, and the Globe & Mail.

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Author photo by Mark Taylor


Laughing All the Way to The Mosque
(HarperCollins Canada, 2014)Laughing All The Way The Mosque is the comedic life story of Zarqa Nawaz written with her trademark hallmarks of fun and irreverence. It details her youth, marriage, and children, while at the same time breaking into and dominating the comedy circuit, to her developing role as advocate for religious tolerance.

Agent: Samantha Haywood