Asma Kahn

ASMA KHAN is the chef and owner of the celebrated Darjeeling Express, in London. She moved from Calcutta to London in 1991 and earned a PhD in British constitutional law at King’s College London before beginning her remarkable food career in 2012 with a supper club in her home. In 2015 she opened a pop-up in a Soho pub, and in 2017 she started the Darjeeling Express. A year later her debut cookbook, Asma’s Indian Kitchen, was published to critical acclaim. Khan is the first British chef to feature in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table. Her episode received a 2020 James Beard Award nomination, and Business Insider listed her at the top of its “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink.” Her second cookbook, Ammu, will be published in May 2022.

Asma Khan's featured book is: 'Ammu'

If you purchase a festival ticket (on the SFLF website) that is INCLUSIVE of the author's featured book, you will receive that book upon check-in for that event at the festival.

If you purchase the book directly through Collected Works, your book will be available for pickup at 202 Galisteo St (inside the brick and mortar bookstore, including during the festival).

Asma's Indian Kitchen: Home-Cooked Food Brought to You by Darjeeling Express Cover Image
By Asma Khan, Kim Lightbody (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781623719128
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Interlink Books - January 26th, 2019

Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623718411
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Interlink Books - May 24th, 2022


Celebrating the power of story, the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival will be an unforgettable weekend dedicated to a shared love and language of ideas. Collected Works Bookstore is thrilled to be the official bookstore of the Festival. 

Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, John Grisham, amongst others, will headline the festival, discussing their work with readings and book signings that set the stage for further inspired conversations.

NOTE: If you purchase a festival event ticket that is INCLUSIVE of the author's book, you will receive that book upon check-in for your event at the festival.

To order books by festival authors directly from CW, see below. Collected Works will be carrying a wide selection of books by all participating authors available for online pre-order and at the on-site festival bookstore May 20-23.

Purchase your tickets from the SF Literary Festival website here.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

Lynn Cline     William deBuys     Ashley Ford

John Grisham     Roshi Joan Halifax     Joy Harjo

Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

Asma Khan     Phil Klay      Jon Krakauer

Valeria Luiselli     Deborah Madison      Emily St. John Mandel

George R. R. Martin      James McGrath Morris     Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co. 

Carmella Padilla     Douglas Preston     Kirstin Valdez Quade

Bob Shacochis     Henry Shukman     Hampton Sides

Bryant Terry     Darryl Lorenzo Wellington     Colson Whitehead

Don Winslow     Lawrence Wright