LitFest Launchpad author Shahana Raza is the granddaughter of Saeeda Bano, the first female Urdu newsreader. She has a Master’s degree in Film & Video Production and worked in television, radio and other print media. A liberal feminist, Shahana is an independent writer, a video producer, a wannabe vegan and a dilettante environmentalist who hopes to one day forge into the mainstream armed with both time and unrelenting commitment. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children.
Shahana translated Off the Beaten Track, her grandmother’s autobiography, into English in 2020.