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Nahar Monica is a poet, short story writer and novelist. She was born and raised in the northern part of Bangladesh and has a sociology degree from the University of Dhaka and a master’s degree in science from the University of LondonHer published books include Montho Kuup (2019 novel), Dokholer Dour (2019 short story collection), Bisharga Taan (2016 novel), PrishThaguli Neejer (2014 short story collection) and Chandpur e aamader borsha chhilo (2007 poetry collection). Monica’s focus on writing includes her native land, immigrant life in Canada, and their psycho-social aspects. For her, writing is freedom with no boundaries. Monica lives with her family in Montreal, Canada.  

Subrata Kumar Das, a critic, essayist, editor, translator and organizer has 27 books to his credit. The Executive Director of Bengali Literary Resource Centre (BLRC), a Toronto-based literary organisation, Subrata is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and Literary Translators Association of Canada. His latest book on Canadian literature has been hugely acclaimed by the Bengali literature-lovers living in Canada and Bangladesh. He is the initiator of Bangladeshi Novels (bdnovels.org), the first website on Bengali literature in 2003. 

Subrata immigrated to Canada in 2013 and has been living with his wife Nilima Datta and daughter Brotee Das Datta. 

Saeed Jadid was born in Bangladesh and earned bachelor’s degree in surgery and medicine from the University of Chittagong. He is the past editor of Journal of Health Sciences and Mrittika (a literary journal in Bengali) and has published a collection of poems, Nibedita Pongtimalain BengaliHe is a researcher of human history and translator with special interest in the history of AfricaRecently, he translated Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes into Bengali.