Muneeza Shamsie (nee Habibullah) is author of a literary history
Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in
English (Oxford University Press 2017) and is an Area Editor
for The Literary Encyclopedia .
She is bibliographic representative (Pakistan) for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature . She serves on the international advisory board of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has edited its special issues 52.2 (2016) “Al Andalus”; and 47.2. (2011) “Beyond Geography: Literature, Politics and Violence in Pakistan”.
She is also on the advisory committee of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and served on its 2013 jury. She was Regional Chairperson (Eurasia) of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize from 2009–2011 and has served on several literary juries in Pakistan too, including The Patras Bokhari Award and the inaugural Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing for Women.
She has edited three anthologies of Pakistani English literature, including And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women (Women Unlimited, 2005); its American edition (Feminist Press, 2008), received the IPPY Gold and Foreword Bronze prizes in the United States.
Shamsie lives in Karachi, has contributed essays to many academic publication and writes for the Pakistani press.