S.S. Mausoof is a writer and filmmaker with multiple IMDB credits and a online following build upon his noir thrillers Kala Pul and a unique documentary on the Indus valley civilization called In Search of Meluhha. His debut novel, The Warehouse, has been published by Hachette in India and is scheduled to be published in UK, France and Spain. He lives and sins in San Francisco.
Fyza Parviz originally hails from Peshawar Pakistan and has been living in the Bay Area for 14 years. She is a Software & Electrical Engineer by profession and loves to read, write, attend events, and create literary experiences. She is also the Web Producer for the Annual Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley. She is currently developing an engaging Online Social Platform for writers and readers. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have been... Read More →
Writer and Educator
Phiroozeh Petigara is a Pakistan-Canadian writer based in Oakland. Her work has appeared in "Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion" and "The Karachi Literature Festival Anthology". Phi is the founder of Bharosa, which offers classes in writing, yoga and Bollywood dance. Find out more at bharosa.co.
Lutfus Sayeed was born in “Old” Dhaka- the part of Bangladesh’s capital city that can trace its history to 7th century. Colorful Hindu pujas, political turmoil, unrelenting monsoon rain, oppressive summers, soothing autumns and the resulting squalor from all these experiences form the kernel of his creative urges. A member of an immigrant family since his early teens, the feelings of displacement is another thread in his perception about... Read More →
Managing Editor, Desi Writers' Lounge
I am an independent writer and sometimes musician originally from Karachi but living in Toronto, Canada. Having written many short stories and some unpublished novels in various genres (including science fiction and humor), I decided to delve in some noir literature specific to my hometown Karachi. I believe Karachi has many stories to tell and I feel that I should be playing a part in telling at least a few of them.