Nadia Kabir Barb is a British Bangladeshi writer and journalist and the author of Truth or Dare, a collection of short stories published by Renard Press 2023, previously by Bengal Lights Books 2017. These stories are, by turns comedic and dark painting powerful pictures of pain, love and empathy, as well as exploring the complexities of identity, culture, and relationships.

She is the writer in residence 2024 for CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) RPG.

Her stories have featured in various international literary journals* and anthologies**. Can You See Me was a winner of the Audio Arcadia short story competition. She was also longlisted for the 2021 Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award.

Truth or Dare was listed in ‘The Best of 2023’ by the Indie Press Network.

Nadia has been a long standing columnist for the leading English language newspapers in Bangladesh, The Daily Star and Dhaka Tribune.

She holds a BA Hons from SOAS, and an MSc from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in the health and development sector in both the UK and Bangladesh.

She is a member of The Whole Kahani, a collective of British writers of South Asian origin.

Nadia has lived in four countries, (Ireland, Germany, Bangladesh and England), has three children, two cats, and one husband. She is also a die-hard Trekkie.

*Let Me GoThe Missing Slate 2015

**Can You See MeEclectic Mix (Volume Five)  2016

**The DescentEclectic Mix (Volume Five) 2016

*Inside the BirdcageOpen Road Review 2016

*The Lives of OthersThe Missing Slate in 2016

**Living with the DeadBengal Lights Journal (Issue 8)

**Truth or DareSix Seasons Review 2017 (Bengal Publication Ltd) / *Wasafiri in 2017

**The Enlightenment of Rahim Baksh and Living with the Dead – May We Borrow Your Country (Linen Press) 2019

**Stranger in the Mirror and The ConnoisseurTongues and Bellies (Linen Press) 2021

**When Crows Come Calling  – Golden Bangladesh at 50 (The University Press Limited) 2021