Selina Hosen was born in 1947. President of the Bangla Academy, she is the author of fifteen novels and several collections of short stories and essays. She is one of the most recognized writers in the Bangladeshi intellectual community. Her stories are often very realistic sociological, psychological or historical studies. She adopts a modern style, deliberately complicated, and enjoys experimenting in the field of writing. Selina Hosen is one of the few writers known outside the borders of Bangladesh: some of her short stories have been translated into English, Russian, Malay and Kanad • a. In addition to the many awards received in her own country, she was awarded a literary award in the Philippines.