Selina Hossain

Selina Hossain is one of the most prolific author in Bangladesh. She is an editor, academician and activist too who has worked to champion women’s advancement in Bangladesh. She has written 39 novels, 13 anthologies of short stories, 30 children’s books, 10 anthologies of essay.

She is a recipient of numerous awards. Among these are Rabindra Smriti Puroshkar award from Indian Institute of Planning & Management, Delhi for her novel Gaitry Sandhya. Bangla Academy Award (1980) Dhaka, the national award Ekushey Padak (2009), D. Lit (Honoris Causa) from Rabindranath Bharati University, Kolkata in 2010. She received SAARC Literary Award from SAARC writers and Literature Foundation, Delhi in 2015.

She was given Ford Foundation individual grant to write a novel in three parts for 1994-95. She attended many international seminars and traveled many countries. Her novel The Shark The River The Grenade has been selected as text book at Humanities Division, Oakton Community College, Des Plains, Illinois, USA in 2005.

Her short stories collection in Bangla (Motijan’s Daughter and other stories) has been published from NBT, India in 2013.
An Edited Anthology of the short stories of Bangladesh has also been published from NBT, India in 2013.
Her novel River of My Blood has been published form Rupa publication, Delhi in 2016.
At present she is the Chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Dhaka.