Harris Khalique is a poet and author in English, Urdu and Punjabi with ten collections of poetry, two books of nonfiction and several hundred articles, columns and papers published in Pakistan and abroad. He has co-edited a volume of essays and guest-edited a literary journal. Khalique has also been a seasoned broadcaster. His work is composed to music and dance and translated into several international languages besides being anthologised by Oxford University Press, Penguin US, University of Georgia Press, W.W. Norton, Kitaab, Maktaba-e-Daniyal, Folio Books and others. He has delivered keynote addresses and lectures at conferences and universities across many countries. He is a recipient of Pakistan’s prestigious Presidential Pride of Performance Award and the UBL Literary Excellence Award. He is also a University of Iowa Honorary Fellow in Writing. After working closely with labour, community development and other civil rights movements for decades across Pakistan, South Asia and Europe, he now serves as the secretary-general of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan besides managing DARE, an education research programme, run by Oxford Policy Management. Khalique graduated in mechanical engineering from N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, and earned a master’s degree in development management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.