Asif Farrukhi is an author, critic and translator, who lives in Karachi. He was educated at Dow Medical College, Karachi, and Harvard University, USA.
Seven collections of his short fiction and two collections of critical essays have been published. He has published translations of prose and poetry from modern and classical writers. He contributes regularly to the English- language press. Two of his adaptations have been staged in Karachi. He is the editor of Duniyazad, a literary journal of new writing and contemporary issues in Urdu.
AsifFarrukhi has presented papers and participated in literary events at home as well as abroad. For his distinguished work, he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Literary Award by the Pakistan Academy of Letters in1997 and the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.