Parwin Faiz Zadah Malal is a poet and prose writer from Kandahar. In 1988 she left Afghanistan and moved to Pakistan; first to Peshawar and later to Karachi where she lives today. She has composed three collections of poetry, published between 1987 and 1999/2000, and one short-story collection, White Pages, published in 1996.
Anders Widmark (1973 - ) lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology. Besides teaching Persian and translating Persian/Dari/Pashto literature, he is working on a thesis with the working title Voices at the Borders, Prose on the Margins: Exploring the Contemporary Pashto Short Story in a Context of War and Crisis.