About Me

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Hiba Tahir is a YA author represented by Rachel Ekstrom of Folio Literary Management. She serves on the editorial board of Nimrod International Journal.

Hiba graduated with an MFA in poetry in 2022 from the University of Arkansas, where she was awarded the Carolyn Walton Cole Endowment Fund in Creative Writing, the J. Chester and Freda S. Johnson Graduate Fellowship, and the James T. Whitehead Award.

She has served as podcast host of Spine Magazine, as senior editor of the University of Arkansas Honors College, as an editorial intern at Tin House Books, and as social media director of Open Mouth Literary Center, as well as social media editor of The Arkansas International. She won an Artists 360 grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance in 2020 and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council in 2021.

A former award-winning humor columnist, Hiba graduated with a summa cum laude B.A. in English and news-editorial journalism in 2018 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was an Eva & Frank Mackaman Scholar as well as an O.L. & Marie Sims Presidential Scholar in the Honors College.

When she isn’t writing, Hiba enjoys photography, traveling, arguing with her domestic shorthair, wallowing in her Kafkaesque existence, and mozzarella sticks. Against her better judgment, she loves the yellow on this page.