Nasir Abbas Nayyar
A scholar, author, and short story writer, Nasir Abbas Nayyar is the former Director General, Urdu Science Board, Lahore, and currently Associate Professor, Urdu, University of the Punjab, Lahore. His book Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid 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, 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. Raakh Se Likhi Gai Kitab is his third collection of short stories. He regularly writes on literary issues in The News and occasionally in Dawn.