Syed Iqbal (1953) is a writer and contemporary abstract artist. Over the past four decades, he has established himself as a novelist and short story writer. In 2014, he was awarded the Bangla Academy Syed Waliulla Literary Award for his contributions to Bangladeshi literature. As of today, he has written and published 36 Bengali novels and short stories. As a contemporary abstract artist, he’s had 18 solo exhibitions in Canada, the US and Bangladesh, and 81 international group exhibitions. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada, and spends his time writing and painting.