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Bina Shah

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Karachi, Pakistan
Opinion Writer — The New York Times
Covers:  islam, violence against women, women's issues, women's rights, women and islam, literature, education, the arts, pakistan, society, technology
Doesn't Cover: politics, engineering, sports

I'm just a girl, standing in front of an editor, begging her to publish me. New novel BEFORE SHE SLEEPS out 2018 from Delphinium Books.

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Biography

Bina Shah is a writer of English fiction and a journalist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the Dawn and the Express Tribune, Pakistan’s major English-language newspapers, and has also contributed to ...

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@BinaShah — 56,661 followers, 69,692 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

@rufuswainwright @DubaiOpera Promise me you'll perform The Art Teacher. I'll be swooning in the cheap seats with a rose in my hands.

Nov 22, 2017

@HalbeZijlstra This will go down in history as one of the most significant trials since the Nuremberg Trials. Respect for the Hague and the ICTY for seeing this through to the bitter end.

Nov 22, 2017

@HalbeZijlstra This will go down in history as one of the most significant trials since the Nuremberg Trials. Respect for the Hague and the ICT for seeing this through to the bitter end.

Nov 22, 2017

RT @AsaadHannaa: I hope one time we will have this kind of justice in Syria: 25 years ago Fikret Alic was photographed in a concentr…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @SwedeninPK: Thank you @MominaMustehsan for lending your voice to end violence against women and girls. #7onTourPakistan

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How is social media changing news?

It's challenging all the old beliefs about how news is made, reported, and remembered.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Bridget Jones, who fell into journalism and managed not to break her neck doing it.

What's your favorite social network?

I love Twitter. It's where I've made a lot of contacts with journalists and editors from around the region and elsewhere.

Agahi Award

2013 - Education
Awarded award for excellence in journalism for feature story on my blog "Hearing the Hopes of Pakistan's Deaf World"

Amalfi Coast Literary Festival

2010 - Premio Internazionale
Literary award at the Amafli Coast literary festial in Italy for my novel "Il Bambino Che Credeva Nella Liberta" (A Season for Martyrs)