Yasmeen Hameed is a poet, translator, and educator. She has published seven collections of her poetry in Urdu, a selection of Urdu poetry of the post-Iqbal period in English translation, selected poems of South Asian languages in Urdu translation, a book of writings on Faiz called ‘Daybreak’ and a book of literary essays called ‘Eik Aur Rukh’ among other books. She was Guest Editor of ‘Pakistani Literature’, published by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Among other volumes of the journal, she edited two special issues on Women Writers from Pakistan. She was the Founder Director of the Gurmani Centre for South Asian Languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She is a recipient of several awards including the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Award and the Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Award for best poetry collections of years 1996 and 2001, the UBL/Jang Literary Excellence award for her book ‘Pakistani Urdu Verse’ in English translation, published in 2010 and the Jamil Jalibi Adabi Award for translation for the book called ‘Junubi Asia ki Muntakhib Nazmein’. In 2008, she was awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for literature, by the Government of Pakistan. She is also Owner/Director of The Lahore Alma, Junior/Senior School (registered with the University of Cambridge) established in 1986 in DHA, Lahore.