Bashir Sakhawarz is an award-winning poet, a novelist and short story writer. Born in Afghanistan, he has lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America and has worked for a number of international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, The International Red Cross and NGOS.
He has published 8 books in Persian. His novel Maargir, The Snake Charmer was written in English and published in India by Lead Start in 2012. His poetry collections include The Night Stories, winner of the first prize from the Afghan Writer’s Association for poetry. Bashir Sakhawarz’s works have been translated into many languages.