Niaz Zaman, who retired as Professor of English, University of Dhaka, is at present Advisor, Department of English and Modern Languages, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Her study of Partition novels, titled A Divided Legacy: The Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, received the National Archives Award as well as an award from the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. She has edited several short story anthologies including The Escape and Other Stories of 1947 and 1971 and After. She is also co-editor of Fault Lines: Stories of 1971. Dr Zaman was a consulting editor for Banglapedia and literary editor of New Age. For her contribution to translation, she received the Bangla Academy Award for Translation in 2016. Her other awards include the Anannya Award for Literature (2013) and the Lekhika Sangha Award for Literature (2015). From 1981 to 1983, Dr Zaman was Educational Attaché at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D. C.