Bina Shah was born in Pakistan and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Karachi. She graduated in Psychology, did her Masters in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a fellow of the University of Iowa.
She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. Her fifth novel, Slum Child was a bestseller in Italy with Newton Compton under the title La Bambina Che Non Poteva Sognare and in Spanish with RH.
She has a column for the New York Times and writes for the Guardian, Independent, Herald Tribune, Granta.com, Wasafiri, Dawn and the Express Tribune.
Her humorous writing, political satire, and clear-eyed view of social issues have earned her critical praise and a devoted following over the world, including a Twitter following of 58k @binashah. She lives in Karachi.