Shaheen Akhtar

Shaheen Akhtar is the author of five collections of short stories and four novels Talaash won the Best Book of the Year Award for 2004 from Prothom Alo, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Bangladesh. Akhtar has been awarded in 2014, as the 'Sera Bangali' in the field of Literature by ABP Ananda, the leading Bengali news channel in India. For her novel Moyur Shinghashon, Shaheen won the Akhtaruzzaman Elias Kothashahitya Award 2015. She currently works for Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a human rights/legal aid organization in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Anthologies featuring Shaheen Akhtar

The Book of Dhaka

Stories taken from the bustling, chaotic city of Dhaka by ten talented writers. At their core, these stories are of quintessential human relationships and motivations that would have resonance in virtually any part of the world.