Nasir Abbas Nayyar - Writer, Critic, Columnist and Essayist and Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS

Dr Nasir Abbas Nayyar is a scholar, author, and short story writer, he is former Director General of the Urdu Science Board, Lahore and currently Associate Professor of Urdu at Punjab University, Lahore. Dr Nayyar’s research interests include modern and postmodern literary theory, linguistics, modern Urdu literature, and post colonialism. He is the author of award-winning books such as Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid that won the best Urdu Book Prize, KLF 2017 and Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award 2016 for Urdu prose from the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Another of his books, Us Ko Ik Shakhs Samjhna to Munasib hi Nahi, was awarded the UBL Literary Prize for the best Urdu book in the nonfiction category in 2019. His book Nazm Kaisay Parhain(How to read poem) is first of it's kind in Urdu. Rakh Say Likhi Gai Kitab is his third collection of short stories. He regularly writes on literary issues in The News and occasionally in Dawn.