Madiha Sattar grew up in Karachi, is now based in Dubai and has lived in New York City and Cambridge, MA, where she studied History & Literature at Harvard College.
Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, the Kenyon Review, Guernica, and the Life's Too Short Review of New Writing from Pakistan. She attended the Tin House Writer's Workshop in summer 2017 and is working on a collection of short stories and a novel.
She has served as an editor for the editorial and op-ed pages at Dawn, Pakistan's leading English newspaper, and as an editor at its newsmagazine, the Herald. As a journalist she covered politics, geopolitics, culture, security and US foreign policy in Pakistan, and her reporting and other non-fiction have appeared in The Economist, Foreign Policy online, The Common, The Caravan, India Today, Dawn, the Herald, and elsewhere.