Muhammad Hameed Shahid is a leading fiction writer and literary critic. His first writings were published while he was still at school and his first book was published when he was a university student. He has authored several collections of short stories like Band Ankhoon Say Pare, Janam Jahanam, Margzaar, Aadmi, Gandam Ki Mehak and two novels, Mitti Adam Khati Ha and Jang mein Mohabbat Ki Tasveer Nahein Banti. He also has several non-fiction books to his credit such as Adbi Tanaziaat, Urdu Afsana: Soorat o Maana, Urdu Fiction Naye Mubahis, Kahani aur Llosa say Muamla etc. His short fiction has been anthologized nationally and internationally and has been translated into several languages. He has also translated global fiction and poetry from English into Urdu. His books were shortlisted for both the 6th UBL Literary Excellence and Karachi Literature Festival awards (2016) and was declared a winner at the UBL Literary Excellence Award in 2017. He received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz from the President of Pakistan in 2017. His recently published autobiography is titled, “Khushboo Ki Dewar Kay Peechay”.