Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a journalist, television producer, and writer from Lahore, Pakistan. Her speculative fiction, literary fiction, and personal essays have been published by The Aleph Review, Salmagundi, and Barrelhouse and anthologized in collections from Harper Perennial, Catapult, Hachette India, and Platypus Press. She is a senior editor with the South Asian Avant-Garde (SAAG) Anthology and a two-time finalist for The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction.
Nur is a recipient of the 2021-2023 Lighthouse Writers Workshop Book Project Teaching Fellowship. She became a member of the Salam Award committee and helped coordinate the last few years of the award, which seeks to encourage more speculative, fantasy, and science fiction writing from Pakistan.
Her non-fiction centers on family stories about Partition, Pakistani history, and class dynamics, while her fiction focuses on women’s utopias, climate change, and ghost stories. As a Margins Fellow, she will work on a full-length fiction manuscript about friendships shaped by rivalry, while delving into erotica set in fantastical worlds and contemporary Pakistan. She is excited to engage with artists who blend literary and speculative fiction and hopes to showcase their work to a wider audience through readings and workshops with AAWW.