Saba Imtiaz

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Saba Imtiaz is a freelance journalist, researcher, and author. Her work is focused on culture, human rights, urban life, food, and religion. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Marie Claire, SAVEUR, Roads and Kingdoms, and on the BBC. She’s reported features from Jordan, Lebanon, the UAE, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. She has worked as a stringer, fixer, radio show host, scriptwriter, and television show host. She has previously worked at The News and The Express Tribune newspapers in Pakistan as a reporter and editor. In 2014, she published her first novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me! (Penguin Random House India, 2014), which was adapted into an Indian feature film called Noor in 2017. Saba received an International Reporting Project fellowship to report on gender and LGBTI rights in 2017. She studied Arabic at Middlebury Language School’s Intensive Summer Program in 2016 as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. She was a Visiting Carnegie Fellow at New America’s National Security Program in 2014. She is currently based in Pakistan.