About Me

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Hiba Tahir is a YA author represented by Rachel Ekstrom of Folio Literary Management. She serves as senior editor of the University of Arkansas Honors College, a graduate assistantship; and on the editorial board of Nimrod International Journal.

A former award-winning humor columnist, Hiba graduated in 2018 with a summa cum laude B.A. in English and news-editorial journalism 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; and 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 is a former editorial intern at Tin House Books and 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.

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.