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Bina Shah is a Pakistani-based writer, novelist and NYT columnist. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the International New York Times, the Dawn, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, and has written for the Independent and the Guardian. Her fiction and non fiction essays have been published in Granta, Wasafiri, the Istanbul Review, Bengal Lights, Asian Cha, and Critical Muslim.

A Season For Martyrs (Delphinium Books, 2014)
Slum Child (Tranquebar, 2010)
Blessings and Other Stories (Alhamra 2008)
The 786 Cybercafe (Alhamra 2004)
Where They Dream in Blue (Alhamra 2001)
Animal Medicine (OUP 2000)

The New York Times
Al Jazeera
The Huffington Post
The Guardian

The Buzz about Bina

“Bina Shah is an admirable writer” – BAPSI SIDHWA, author of Cracking India

“Listen to the voice of Bina Shah–you will hear a young, confident, compassionate new Pakistan” –PROFESSOR AKBAR AHMED, author, playwright, poet, and Chair of Islamic Studies at American University

“Shah’s novel is both fascinating and eye-opening.” – Publishers Weekly

“Shah writes with grace and fluency” –


Bina is represented by Jessica Woollard at David Higham Associates.