Saad Omar Khan was born in the United Arab Emirates to Pakistani parents and lived in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and South Korea before emigrating to Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and has completed a certificate in Creative Writing from the School of Continuing Studies (University of Toronto) where he was a finalist for the Random House Creative Writing Award (2010 and 2011) and for the Marina Nemat Award (2012). In 2019, he was longlisted for the Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction. His short fiction has appeared in The Ampersand Review, Descant, Augur Magazine, and other publications. Saad’s debut novel Drinking the Ocean will be published by Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn in 2025.
He lives outside of Toronto and is currently working on his second novel.