Sophia Naz is a bilingual poet, essayist, author, editor and translator. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, in 2016 for creative nonfiction and in 2018 for poetry. Her work features in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Naz is a regular contributor to Dawn, poetry editor and columnist at The Sunflower Collective, as well as the founder of rekhti.org, a site dedicated to contemporary Urdu poetry by women. Her poetry collections are Peripheries (2015), Pointillism (2017) and Date Palms (2017). Her latest book, a biography of her mother, titled Shehnaz; A Tragic True Tale of Royalty, Glamour and Heartbreak is forthcoming this November from Penguin. Her site is SophiaNaz.com. but you can also follow Sophia on Twitter via @Sophia Pandeya and Instagram via @trancelucence.