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Tarannum Riyaz
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Tarannum Riyaz is a noted Urdu short fiction writer, translator, critic, poet and novelist, born, brought up and educated in Srinagar, Kashmir. She has worked on television and radio for several years as an Urdu news broadcaster, translator and organiser of literary and cultural programmes. She has also edited the women’s sections of leading Urdu newspapers and journals in Kashmir. She holds the degrees of Masters in Urdu and Masters in Education (M.Ed) from the University of Kashmir. Tarannum Riyaz has authored more than 12 books of Fiction, Criticism, Poetry and some Translations
Tarannum Riyaz has been the recipient of the Delhi Urdu Academy Fiction Award three times. She has also received the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Fiction Award and the Sahir Ludhyanvi Adeeb International Award for her contribution in Poetry and Prose, the Rasa Javedani Memorial Award and Jammu and the Kashmir Academy for Art, Culture and Languages for the Best Book Award 2008 for her substantial contribution towards Urdu Literature. Her works have been included in several noteworthy anthologies including the one edited by Prof. Gopi Chand Narang and another edited by Prof. Sadiq and published by Penguin. Her work has been translated in several Indian and Foreign Languages. Her edited work, “20th Century Urdu Literature of Women” published by Sahitya Akademi was widely acclaimed.
Tarannum Riyaz has participated in a number of national and international conferences and seminars and is a special invitee at the SAARC Conference. She also participated in the World Urdu Conference, Islamabad, in the year 2005 and in Aman ki Asha literature festival in Karachi 2010.  She is also a member of the Birla Foundation for Saraswati Saman for Urdu.
Her work has been researched in several distinguished universities.
  List of Published Works
Barf Aashna Parindey (Novel -2009)
Meraa Rakhte Safar (Short Stories - 2008)
Fareb E Khitta E Gul (4 Novellas – 2008)
Purani Kitaabon Ki Khusbhu (Poetry - 2005)
Chashme Naqshe Kadam (Critical Essay – 2005)
Beeswi Sadi Mein Khawateen Ka Urdu Adab (Anthology – 2005)
Moorti (Novel – 2002)
Yimberzal (Short Stories – 2002)
Abbabeelain Laut Aaengi (Short Stories – 2000)
Yeh Tang Zameen (Short Stories – 1998)
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