About Me

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Hiba Tahir is responsible for the contemporary young adult novel DEAR NUMBER 43, for which she is currently seeking representation.

A former award-winning humor columnist, Hiba currently serves as an editorial intern at Tin House; as Social Media Director for Open Mouth Reading Series, a community-based reading series in Fayetteville, Arkansas; as Social Media Editor for The Arkansas International, the University of Arkansas MFA’s award-winning literary magazine; and as a Podcast Host and contributor for SPINE Magazine. She also serves as Editor of the Honors College at the University of Arkansas, a graduate assistantship. 

Hiba graduated in 2018 with a summa cum laude B.A. in English and news-editorial journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. She will graduate with an MFA in poetry from the University of Arkansas in 2022.

Previously, her work has appeared in SPINE MagazineThe Bolivar Commercial and its Spotlight Magazine, The Sun Heraldand USM’s literary journal Product 31, among other newspapers and publications.

In addition to writing, Hiba enjoys photography, traveling, wallowing in her Kafkaesque existence, and mozzarella sticks.