Shahbaz, Haider

Biography

2016-17 Charles Pick South Asian Fellow

Haider Shahbaz is a Pakistani writer and translator. He has a B.A. from Yale University and an MFA from University of Nevada. His creative work has appeared in Brooklyn Rail, Portland Review, Aldus, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the Enizagam Fiction Contest 2015, judged by Taiye Selasi. He has contributed reviews to Los Angeles Review of Books, Jadaliyya, Himal SouthAsian, The Believer Logger, and Tanqeed. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and he has received grants and residencies from NYS Summer Writers Institute, Black Mountain Institute, and The Hambidge Center. He is currently working on a novel about the nineteenth-century British photographer, Samuel Bourne, and a translation of Mirza Athar Baig's Urdu novel, Hassan Ki Soorat-e-Haal.