Mahreen Sohail has been announced as one of this year’s two Charles Pick South Asia Writing Fellows at UEA and will be joining the Creative Writing programme this week. Mahreen (pictured) graduated with an M.F.A from Sarah Lawrence College in the USA, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. She moved back to Pakistan in 2013 after having spent several years abroad. In addition to receiving a Charles Pick fellowship at UEA she was also recently selected as one of three inaugural Emerging Writer fellows at A Public Space. Her fiction has appeared in Unsaid and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. She lives on the outskirts of Islamabad where she is a visiting faculty member at the National University of Sciences and Technology.