Anwar Shahadat is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist. Born and raised in Barisal, southern Bangladesh, he is at present settled in New York. He has made a couple of short films and a feature film, and he has published two collections of short stories and a novel in Bengali. His early career involved work as the political and diplomatic correspondent of a newspaper. He was also the publisher of a weekly political news magazine.

‘Furfuri’s Innocent Meal’ is from Anwar Shahadat’s collection ‘Hele Chashar Joal Brittanto’, and appeared in print in Bhorer Kagoj.