Faraaz Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and human rights researcher. Originally from South Africa, he is now based in New York. His short stories and travel pieces have appeared in Granta, the Sunday Times, Superlative, and elsewhere. In 2016, he won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the African region, and in 2020, he was longlisted for the Bristol Prize and was a finalist for the inaugural Toyin Falola Prize. He is currently working on his first novel.