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. The sequel, The Monsoon War, will be released in May 2023.

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.

In 2021 she was awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Government of France.

Bina is represented by Jessica Woollard at David Higham Associates.