Shandana MINHAS (fiction writer; Pakistan) has been a columnist, a teacher, an actor, a screenwriter, a playwright, and more. Her novel Tunnel Vision (2007) was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book; a second title Survival Tips For Lunatics, for young readers, will be published in 2014. Minhas is currently working on a collection of short stories and another novel. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
"Has It Been a Good Year for Turkish Literature Lovers?" asks Today's Zaman, and answers in the affirmative. On its list are IWP alumnae Buket UZUNER (IWP '96) and Maureen FREELY (IWP'14).