Muneeza Shamsie is a Pakistani writer and critic and the author of a literary history, Hybrid Tapestries: the Development of Pakistani Literature in English (OUP, forthcoming 2016). She is a member of the International Advisory Board of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has guest edited two of the journal’s Special Issues: Pakistan (May 2011) and al-Andalus (forthcoming 2016). She is the bibliographic representative (Pakistan) for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and serves on several Advisory Committees. Her extensive work includes three pioneering anthologies of Pakistani English Literature. She lives in Karachi, is Managing Editor of a work-in-progress, The Oxford Companion to the Literatures of Pakistan and she contributes regularly to Dawn and Newsline.