Bina Shah is a contemporary writer from Karachi, Pakistan, and has written four novels and two collections of short stories. Her humorous writing, political satire, and clear-eyed view of social issues have earned her critical praise and a devoted following amongst Pakistanis all over the world.
With a bicultural upbringing, a childhood spent partly in the United States, and having studied at Wellesley College and Harvard University, Bina is in a perfect position to bridge Pakistan and America; her writing focuses on observing and interpreting the social, cultural, and religious forces that shape the world's most intriguing country, and making it understandable to a global audience.
Her recent novel, Slum Child, was a bestseller in Italy, selling over 20,000 copies.
She is a contributing op-ed writer for the International New York Times.