UK-based Najma Usman is an Urdu poet and novelist who hails from Karachi. Her poetry and prose has appeared in magazines across the UK and the Subcontinent. She has published three books of verse Shakh e Hina (1989), Karey Mausamoon ki Zad par (1999), and Khayal key Khushboo (2013). A fourth book is forthcoming. She has also authored a short story collection, Pairh se Bichrey Shakh, and a novel, Teen Nasloon ki Kahan. Najma Usman has received several awards, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards, from the Yorkshire Adabi Forum and Bazme Sukhan UK.