Siya's passion for writing and storytelling began early on in childhood when she read and imagined stories for her siblings. From a family of poets and storytellers, she was born in Karachi and came to the UK as a two-year old with her parents. She was brought up in Manchester and moved to London to study Biochemical Engineering. After a long, winding path as a student, teacher and art therapist, she started her first novel, The Last Beekeeper, at the age of 40.
'Reminds me of Khaled Hosseini, poignant and heartwarming... Simply a beautiful story that had me reading it until 3:30 in the morning' Sarah, NetGalley 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really appreciate the representation it gives my community' Resham, NetGalley 'An absolutely beautifully written novel' Eszter, NetGalley 'Magnificent! Perfect for a long summer's day spent in a hammock' Literary Redhead, NetGalley 'A beautiful story of finding hope' Zoe, NetGalley 'This is Siya Turabi's debut novel... I fell in love with her lyrical writing, her vivid descriptions and her tale of family and friendship as well as her love of nature and the expression of its magic' Norma, NetGalley 'The story has a lot of magical elements and sort of a fairy tale feeling at times as poetry and the bees envelop Hassan' Sara, NetGalley