Nageen Rather is from Pulwama, Kashmir. He teaches fiction at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, (IUST). His stories have appeared in Able Muse (USA)The Punch (India), Himal (Sri Lanka), Aleph Review (Pakistan), Inverse Journal and The Mountain Ink (Kashmir) and many other magazines and journals of repute. He is the winner of the Wordweavers Short Story Contest 2020. His debut book is upcoming.