Khalida Venus Hassan is an Afghan Canadian writer. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. You can read her short story “Complicit” in Issue 34 of The Puritan. In 2018, she was selected as a finalist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her short story “Adjacent Rooms.” She lives in Toronto, where she works as a literary assistant and is working on a collection of short stories.