Fatima Shaik is a former reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Miami News, and assistant editor for McGraw-Hill World News. Her articles have appeared in many national and international publications including the New York Times, Essence, Black Enterprise, Working Woman and Nikkei Architecture, and short stories were published in The Southern Review, Callaloo and others. She is the recipient of an NEH fellowship, LEH and Kittredge Fund grants.
She is the author of four books of fiction: adult, YA and illustrated picture books.
My Grandad, the Bengali Peddler: An African-American Writer Finds Her Roots
Article in FirstPost by Sandip Roy
Hunt for Grandad's Roots in Hooghly
Article in The Telegraph, Kolkata by Mohua Das
New Orleans Times-Picayune March 27, 2011 PEN Authors visits to New Orleans main story. Sidebar on Fatima Shaik.