Arshad Waheed is a novelist and translator based in Islamabad. He writes in both English and Urdu languages. His first novel Gumaan was published in 1995. His latest novel Other Days was published in 2021. He translated Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Love in the time of Cholera into Urdu as Waba Ke Dinon Mein Mohabbat. He also translated Milan Kundera’s Immortality into Urdu as Baqa e Dawam and The Art of the Novel as Novel ka Fun. He is the Director of the Institute of Social Policy, Islamabad, and works on social policy, human rights, and development issues with multi- and bilateral development organizations, nationally and internationally. He has contributed to national and regional research projects on various subjects related to poverty and vulnerability, indigenous people, and human rights. He also writes on social and literary issues in various newspapers and journals.