Shahnaz Habib is a writer, teacher, and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing appears frequently in The New Yorker and the Guardian, and her fiction and essays have been published in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, the Caravan, Afar, and other magazines, and collected in the books Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers and 21 Under 40. Shahnaz is the founding editor of Laundry.
Born and raised in Kerala, India, Shahnaz works as a press officer for the United Nations and as a creative writing instructor for Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Her awards include a Ford Foundation International Fellowship, Writer-in-Residence at La Muse in southern France, a Centrum Writing Scholarship, and first prize in the British Council India’s National Poetry Award.