Uzma Jalaluddin is a Canadian writer, celebrated for the successful debut of her first novel, Ayesha at last, which has been favourably compared with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.Jaluluddin writes a column for the Toronto Star. She is also a high school teacher, an occupation she shares with the protagonist of her first novel. During an interview, her friend, fellow novelist, Ausma Zehanat Khan described their writing circle, which she called the Sisterhood of the Pen, that include Jalaluddin and S.K. Ali. The trio of friends offer one another valuable advice, when they read one another's early drafts.