Shabbeedur Shuja was born and raised in Bangladesh and has been writing since his teenage years. His first book of fiction Nilee was published in Bengali when he was nineteen. Since then he has written over two dozen novels in Bengali. He traveled to the USA in the early 90s for higher education and later emigrated to Canada. Currently, he edits a bilingual literary magazine Dhaboman and writes primarily in English (short stories, essays, screenplays, translations) and has received one award for a screenplay (Royal Reel). His notable Bengali novels are Damama, Nishith Kuhu, Chadni, Mohnay Dariye, Jujuba, Shukhe dukhe Canada.