Shabnam Nadiya is a Bangladeshi writer and translator, settled in California. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been published in Joyland, Asymptote, Pank, Amazon’s Day One, Wasafiri, Words Without Borders, and Gulf Coast. She has translated Moinul Ahsan Saber’s novel The Mercenary (Bengal Lights Books, 2016; Seagull Books, 2018); and Shaheen Akhtar's novel Beloved Rongomala (Bengal Lights Books, 2018). Her translation of Leesa Gaza's debut novel Hellfire was shortlisted for the Käpylä Translation Prize. Nadiya is currently a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University.