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Shabnam Nadiya

A Bangladeshi writer and translator, Shabnam Nadiya graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2012. She is currently working on her collection Pye Dogs and Magic Men: Stories, as well as translating Shaheen Akhtar’s novel Beloved Rongomala. Her translation of Moinul Ahsan Saber’s novel The Mercenary was published by Bengal Lights Books (Dhaka) in 2016; the US edition is forthcoming from Seagull Books in 2017. She is co-guest editor of the South Asian Literature in Translation issue of 91st Meridian (Summer, 2016). Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction International (WW Norton), One World (New Internationalist) and journals such as Amazon's Day One, Chicago Quarterly Review, Wasafiri, Words Without Borders, and Gulf Coast. Her work can be found at:            

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