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From June to December 2013 Farah Ghuznavi joined us on the site. Farah is an author, newspaper columnist, “unrepentant idealist”, and has a background in development work. She holds three University degrees from the London School of Economics, and has worked in the NGO sector and the UN.
Farah began writing fiction in the hope that putting stories down on paper would “send them on their way and out of her head”. “So far”, she says, “this strategy appears to be working, one story at a time.”
Farah’s work has been published in the UK, US, Canada, Singapore, India, Nepal and her native Bangladesh. Her story Judgement Day was Highly Commended in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and Getting There placed second in the Oxford GEF Competition.
Farah edited and contributed to Lifelines, an anthology of new Bangladeshi writing for Zubaan Books, India, and has been a panelist at the South Asian Literature Festival (UK), the Apeejay Kolkata Lit Fest, CALM Fest, Kolkata Lit Meet (KLM) and Lit for Life Chennai in India. She has also been an advisor to the Hay Festival Dhaka.
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Spotlight Writer: Farah Ghuznavi.