Kanza Javed

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Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mphil in English Language and Literature
  • M.F.A in Fiction
Alma mater
  • Kinnaird College for Women (Lahore)
  • West Virginia University
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer
Known forKnown for her best-selling first novel, "Ashes, Wine and Dust"

Kanza Javed is a Pakistani novelist, poet, and short-story writer, best known for her best-selling first novel, "Ashes, Wine and Dust."


Kanza Javed was born in Lahore, Pakistan.

Javed received her Mphil in English Language and Literature from Kinnaird College for Women (Lahore). She later attended West Virginia University to attain her M.F.A in Fiction. She was a short-term fellow at University of Massachusetts and a research scholar at Arizona State University, both grants were funded by the United States Foundation Pakistan[1].


Kanza Javed published her debut book, "Ashes, Wine and Dust," in 2015[2][3][4]. The novel was shortlisted for Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. Javed was 21 when the manuscript was shortlisted for the award[5][6][7].

Her short-story, It Will Follow You Home, was published in American Literary Review (2020)[8]. Her short-story, Carry It All was published in The Punch Magazine (2020). Her Short-story, Rani, was a finalist for the 2020 International Literary Awards, Reynolds Price prize for fiction (Center for Women Writers).

In the media



  1. "Pakistani women at ASU provide glimpse of culture 'Beyond the Hijab'". ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  2. Javed, Kanza. "First fiction: a striking new novel from Pakistan". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  3. "Author Kanza Javed on her debut novel, Ashes, Wine And Dust". Elle India. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. "'Ashes, Wine and Dust' – is but our reality! | Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  5. "Ashes, Wine and Dust: Unswerving, profound and painfully beautiful". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  6. "A rare talent | Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  7. Malhotra, Aanchal (2015-12-01). "Ashes, Wine and Dust: Kanza Javed's novel explores a love affair with Lahore". Images. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  8. americanliteraryreview (2020-04-03). "Kanza Javed". American Literary Review. Retrieved 2020-05-26.

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