Carlo Coppola teaches at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. He is a co-editor of the Journal of South Asian Literature.
Rashid Jahan was a medical doctor by profession and a
member of the avant-garde group of writers discussed by Carlo Coppola in his article included in this issue.
Gail Minault teaches in the Department of History at the University of Texas, Austin.
Laurel Steele did her M.A. in South Asian Languages &
Civilization at the University of Chicago. Now she resides in Berkeley where she is writing a novel.
Evelyn Varady is a graduate student at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her dissertation will be a comparative study of Indian women's fiction written in Urdu and in English.
Linda Wentink is spending this year in Lahore as Director of the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan. Her dissertation, for the University of Arizona, will be on contemporary short story in Urdu.
'Zeno' is the pen-name of Safdar Meer, a highly respected journalist and poet in Pakistan. His frequent columns in The Muslim (Islamabad) are valuable for their insight and critical judgement.