Bina Shah is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, a feminist dystopia called Before She Sleeps, was published by Delphinium Books in 2018. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Pakistan’s biggest English language newspaper Dawn, while her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in Granta and other international newspapers and literary journals. Highly sought as a commentator on women’s rights and female empowerment in Pakistan and across Muslim countries, she is a frequent guest on the BBC. As the current president of the executive committee of the Alliance Francaise de Karachi, the global French language and cultural institute, she also works on issues of cross-cultural promotion and cultural diplomacy. She lives in Karachi.
Bina is represented by Jessica Woollard at David Higham Associates.