Qaisra Shahraz

Qaisra Shahraz

Qaisra Shahraz is a British-Pakistani award-winning and critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter. Born in Pakistan, she has lived in Manchester (UK) since childhood and gained two Masters Degrees in English & European literature and scriptwriting for television. In 2016 Qaisra won the prestigious National Diversity Lifetime Achiever Award for "Services to Literature, Education, Gender and Interfaith Activism". Being a highly successful and achieving woman on an international scale, in 2012, Shahraz was recognised as being one of 100 influential Pakistani women in the ‘Pakistan Power 100 List’. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an advisor and former Director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators partnership. She has appeared in many international writers & literature’ festivals and book fairs Her novels, ‘The Holy Woman’, ‘Typhoon and ‘Revolt’ and story ‘A Pair of Jeans’ are translated into several languages and are studied in universities and schools, including in Germany.A critical analysis of her works has been done in a book entitled ‘The Holy and the Unholy: Critical Essays on Qaisra Shahraz’s Fiction’ (2011). She has co-authored a literary textbook with Rudolf Rau entitled, “Emerging India” for German teachers.Her award-winning drama serial 'Dil Hee To Hai' was broadcast on Pakistani Television in 2003. Qaisra Shahraz has enjoyed another successful career in education as an Ofsted inspector, a quality manager, consultant and teacher trainer, including working under the auspices of the British Council. She currently devotes a lot of her time and energies to interfaith activities as trustee of Manchester Multi Faith Centre and Co-Chair of Faith Network 4 Manchester. She is keen to promote messages of tolerance, peace and community cohesion in the UK and abroad through her literary tours.

Member Since: 11/1/2012

Country: United Kingdom

Identity: Writer

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