Arshad Waheed is a novelist and translator who began his literary career in 1995 with his first novel, ‘Gumaan.’ He has translated notable works like Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ into Urdu, titled ‘Waba ke Dinon mein Mohabbat.’ His translations also include Milan Kundera’s ‘Immortality’ (Urdu: ‘Baqa-e-Dawam’) and ‘The Art of the Novel’ (Urdu: ‘Novel ka Fun’). Arshad Waheed’s recent novel, ‘Other Days,’ has garnered acclaim for its portrayal of Pakistani society and its immigrants amidst significant social, cultural, and political changes in recent decades. It was awarded the best English novel of 2021 by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. In addition to his literary work, Arshad Waheed is the director of the Institute of Social Policy in Islamabad, actively engaged in social policy, human rights, and development issues, working with national and international development organizations. He contributes to numerous research projects on topics like poverty, vulnerability, indigenous peoples, and human rights. Arshad Waheed also shares his insights through articles published in various newspapers and journals. He resides in Islamabad.