Nasir Abbas Nayyar
A scholar, author, and short story writer, he is currently Director General of the Urdu Science Board, Lahore. Dr Nayyar’s research interests include modern and postmodern literary theory, linguistics, modern Urdu literature, and post colonialism. He is the author of award-winning books such as ‘Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid’ that won the best Urdu Book Prize, KLF 2017 and Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award 2016 for Urdu prose from the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Another of his books, ‘Us Ko Ik Shakhs Samjhna to Munasib hi Nahi’, was awarded the UBL Literary Prize for the best Urdu book in the non-fiction category in 2019. He regularly writes on literary issues in ‘The News’ and occasionally in ‘Dawn’.