Rifat Munim is a bilingual writer, essayist, and translator. He is the literary editor of Dhaka Tribune, a leading English daily in Bangladesh. His books include a Bengali translation of Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing (Oitijjo, 2010) and Bangladesh in Wikileaks (Daily Star Books, 2013), a book on the US embassy’s cables about Bangladesh’s politics released by Wikileaks. His essays and articles on different aspects of Bangla literature and South Asian English writing have appeared in Dhaka Tribune, The Daily Star, New Age, Bengal Lights, World Literature Today, English PEN and Scroll. Currently, he is translating Akhteruzzaman Elias’s short stories and Al Mahmud’s poems. He is also working on his first novel about life in Bagerhat, a southern district in Bangladesh.