Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam
Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam is a professor of English, University of Dhaka. He has also taught at Theatre School, Dhaka and at the Department of Drama, University of Dhaka. He is a noted art critic and fiction writer. He has published five novels and six volumes of short stories from Dhaka and Kolkata. A selection of his short stories, self translated, under the title The Merman’s Prayer and Other Stories came out from Dhaka in 2013. He received the Bangla Academy Award for literature, a prestigious literary prize of the country in 1996.