Zarmina Rafi is from Lahore, Pakistan. She has a BA in Literature (McGill University), and a MA in Literature and Creative Writing (Concordia University). She writes in both Urdu and English. Zarmina is the recipient of the Chester McNaughten Prize for Creative Writing (2004), the Summer Writing Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh (2005), and the Humber School for Writers Summer Scholarship (2010). Recent performances include readings at Avantgarden Toronto, February 2011.