Akhtar Hossain is a writer, drama director, and columnist. His recent novel is based on the true story of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Akhtar has written and directed 13 stage plays. They were all staged in Canada. Akhtar was involved in television and radio program as a child artist. His first short story was published in the weekly Bichitra, the most popular weekly magazine in Bangladesh during the 1970s and 1980s. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Master of Social Science from Dhaka University. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh Akhtar Hossain has been in Canada since 1987.