Taha Kehar is a novelist, journalist, and literary critic. A law graduate from SOAS, London, Kehar is the author of three novels: ‘No Funeral for Nazia’ (2023), ‘Typically Tanya’ (2018), and ‘Of Rift and Rivalry’ (2014). He is also the co-editor of ‘The Stained-Glass Window: Stories of the Pandemic from Pakistan’ (2020). Kehar has served as the head of The Express Tribune’s Peshawar city pages and bi-monthly books page, and he worked as an assistant editor on the op-ed desk at The News. His essays, reviews, and commentaries have been published in The News on Sunday, The Wire, The Hindu, and South Asia magazine. His short fiction has appeared in the Delhi-based quarterly ‘The Equator Line,’ ‘The Aleph Review,’ the biannual journal ‘Pakistani Literature,’ and the OUP anthology ‘I’ll Find My Way.’ Two of his short stories appeared in an anthology titled ‘The Banyan and Her Roots,’ which was edited by the British writer Jad Adams. In 2016, he guest-edited an issue of ‘The Equator Line’ titled ‘Pakistan: After the Stereotypes,’ which focused on new writing from Pakistan. He has also penned entries on the works of Khaled Hosseini, Zeeba Sadiq, Aamer Hussein, Moni Mohsin, and Omar Shahid Hamid for ‘The Literary Encyclopedia.’ Kehar curates ‘Tales from Karachi,’ an Instagram e-anthology that publishes flash fiction from and about Karachi. In 2021, he compiled and edited the first print anthology of the initiative. Based in Karachi, he teaches undergraduate media and social science courses.