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Moni Mohsin

Moni Mohsin (born 1963) is a Pakistani writer, who grew up in Lahore. A graduate of Cambridge University, where she studied anthropology, Mohsin founded Pakistan’s first environmental magazine. After General Zia’s assassination she moved more decisively into the public sphere, working for the newly established, independent weekly paper, The Friday Times, where she rose to the rank of Features Editor. Her debut novel The End of Innocence (Penguin) was published in 2006 and won Pakistan’s National Literary Award for the best work of fiction in English. Her second book, The Diary of a Social Butterfly, (Random House) published two years later was based on her eponymous column from The Friday Times. Her journalistic writing has also appeared in The Times, The Guardian, Boston Review, Prospect, The Nation, Vogue and other publications. She currently lives in London with her husband and two children.


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