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Qaisra Shahraz

Qaisra Shahraz FRSA is a prize-winning and critically acclaimed novelist, scriptwriter and peace and gender activist. She is the founder, curator and Executive Director of MACFEST, Muslim Arts and Culture Festival. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a literary judge, a former Director of Gatehouse Books and Asia Pacific Writers & Translators partnership, advisor to International Journal IJRHS. Her novels – The Holy Woman, Typhoon, Revolt – and her collections of short stories – A Pair of Jeans and other stories and The Concubine & The Slave Catcher – stories from around the world – have been translated into several languages.
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