Short Stories

Popular short story writer, novelist and playwright, known for his romantic style of rendition

1928 -2011

Noted fiction writer and playwright from Pakistan.

1919 -1998

Prominent fiction writer, celebrated for his novel "Udaas Naslein".

1931 -2015

Story writer and novelist; known for his stories on social issues; also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi award.


Prominent journalist and short story writer, known for his autobiography "Jo Yaad Rahaa".

1932 -2016

Known for his acute observations of social realities among the contemporary fiction writers and their representation in his fiction.


Well-known fiction writer and translator from Pakistan; witnessed the travails of Partition and made it the subject of his writings.

1908 -1987

Prominent among the new generation short story writers from Pakistani.

One of the younger story writers.


One of the contemporary story writers; wrote on issues relating to day-today life.

1941 -1994

Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".

1940 -2013

One the prominent short fiction writers from Pakistan, known for writing symbolic stories around the issues of political suppression.


Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.

1916 -2006

Well known fiction writer, acknowledged for his stories on weaker sections of society.


Noted fiction writer on contemporary social issues.


Noted progressive critic, linguist, and story writer; also translated literary works from Bangla and English.

1912 -1992

Prominent critic ,scholar, fiction writer and poet also known for his romantic poetry.

1911 -1977

Well-known story writer, playwright and critic, known for his story “Mela Ghoomani”

1897 -1969

Prominent Pakistani poet and fiction writer

1976 --

One of the most celebrated progressive poets, literary critic, public intellectual and editor.Contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Recipient of Gyanpeeth Award. Produced documentaries on Urdu poetry.

1913 -2000

Noted fiction writer from Pakistan; known for writing on women’s issues.

1929 -2018

Known for her stories of deeper social concerns


Prominent modernist story writer, famous for his symbolic stories.

1924 -2000

Prominent story writer known for problematizing the issues of urban life

1942 -2001

Postmodernist story writer, known for his stories about the subaltern.


Author of "Khushiyon Ka Bagh", one of the most prominent story writers, novelists, and artists known for his symbolic narratives.

1935 -2019

Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.

Prominent among the young fiction writers from Pakistan; known for stories of deep psychological and existential issues.


Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry


Noted fiction writer from Pakistan, known for stories of intense creative urge.

Prominent Pakistani fiction writer, famous for the story “Gadaria”.

1925 -2004