Shandana Minhas

By Greg Bal

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 for young readers, Survival Tips For Lunatics, will be published in 2014. Minhas is currently working on a collection of short stories and another novel. 

Shandana is one of the nine original Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, Practice project participants who met in the Maldives in the spring of 2014 to discuss shared heritages and writing traditions. She is currently conducting a Silk Routes mini-grant with Bilal Tansweer entitled, "Silk Routes Residency."