Nasir Abbas Nayyar
A scholar, author, and short story writer, Nasir Abbas Nayyar is the former Director General of the Urdu Science Board, Lahore, and is currently a professor of Urdu at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is the honorary editor of the LUMS research journal Bunyaad. His books Mabad Nauabadiyat: Urdu kay Tanzur Main (OUP, 2013) and Jadeediat aur Nauabadiyat (OUP, 2021) ushered postcolonial studies into Urdu Literature. His book Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid (OUP, 2016) won the best Urdu Book Prize, KLF 2017, and the Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award 2016 for Urdu prose from the Pakistan Academy of Letters. His book, Us Ko Ik Shakhs Samjhna to Munasib hi Nahi (OUP, 2017), was awarded the UBL Literary Prize 2019 (non-fiction) for the best Urdu book. His book Nazm Kaisay Parhain is the first of its kind in Urdu. Aik Zamana Khatam Howa Hae is his fourth collection of short stories. Nay Naqqad Kay Naam Khatoot is his latest book. He regularly writes on literary issues in The News and Dawn.