born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel The Half Mother, was published by
Hachette India in 2014. His short story “The Gravestone”,
published in the July 2014 issue of Caravan magazine, has been
chosen by Aleph Book Company for its forthcoming anthology of
stories, A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories
from the 19th Century to the Present. Shahnaz teaches narrative
nonfiction, conflict journalism and literary reportage at the Central
University of Kashmir in Srinagar.