Writing about me from the outside:
Fayeza Hasanat, a Bangladeshi-American writer, teaches at the English Department of the University of Central Florida.
Born and raised in Bangladesh, Fayeza completed her MA from the English Department of Dhaka University, Bangladesh and taught there for a few years. A Fulbright scholar, she earned an MA and a PhD in English from the University of Florida.
Fayeza Hasanat is acclaimed for her translation works. She is the translator of Rupjalal (1876), the first known creative piece by a Bengali Muslim woman from the colonial India. It was published in 2009 by the Brill Publishers. Her translation of a reportage on the raped women of the liberation war of Bangladesh, titled, A War Heroine, I Speak, is recently published from Bangladesh. She is working on her third academic book, Wounded Memories: the Written World of the War Heroines, scheduled to be published by the Brill publishers.
Fayeza Hasanat is an academic writer by vocation and a creative writer by avocation. The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, her debut story collection is coming out in November (Jaded Ibis Press, 2018). The book is simultaneously being published in Bangladesh. Her second story collection, Aches and Auras, is ready to see a publisher. She is currently at work on a novel.
A mother of two, Fayeza lives with her husband in Orlando, Florida, where she plans to stay forever: soaked in rain and drenched in sun.