Shaheen Akhtar

Author Of 「The Search

  • 1992 – Present :Sr. Editor of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) 

27. Oct. 2022_PART V. Crime of Others, Death of Ourselves - Conversations with Shaheen Akhtar, author of The Search x Seung Hee Jeon

Time : 13:00~14:30

Shaheen Akhtar is a notable Bangladeshi short story writer and novelist. Her novel Talaash (The Search) won the Asian Literary Award in 2020 and the Prothom Alo Best Book Award in 2004. 

Another novel, Shokhi Rongomala (Beloved Rongomala) was published in 2022 by Eka, an imprint of Westland Books, a division of Nasadiya Technologies private Limited.

Her short stories have appeared in Words without Border and other prestigious literary magazines.

Her works have been translated into English, German, and Korean. In 2015, She received the Bangla Academy Literary Award, the highest national award for literature in Bangladesh.