Muneeza Shamsie

Muneeza Shamsie (nee Habibullah) is the author of the literary history Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in English (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has edited three anthologies of Pakistani English Literature including And The World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women (Women Unlimited 2005): its US edition (Feminist Press at CUNY, 2008) included new headwords and a new expanded introduction and received the 2000 Gold IPPY and Forward Bronze Awards.
She is the Bibliographic Representative (Pakistan) for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, is on the international advisory board of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has guest edited its two issues: 52.2. "Al-Andalus" (2016) and 47.2 issue "Beyond Geography: Literature, Politics and Violence in Pakistan" (2011).
She is also on the International Advisory Board for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was a member of its 2013 judging panel. She has served as the regional judge (Europe and South Asia) for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (2010 and 2011). She is on the Advisory Board of Bengal Lights, The Journal of Contemporary Poetics and the Editorial Board of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.
She contributes regularly to The Literary Encyclopedia and in Pakistan to the newspaper Dawn and the periodicals Newsline and Newsweek Pakistan. Her memoir essays have appeared in various publications including The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2009), Critical Muslim: 04: Pakistan? (2012), 50 Shades of Feminism (Virago, 2013) and Moving Worlds 13.2.: Postcolonial Cities: South Asia (2013). She was born in Lahore, educated in England and lives in Karachi.