Fiza Pathan has a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Mumbai, where she majored in history and sociology with a first class. She also has a bachelor’s degree in education, again with a first class, her special subjects being English and history.
Fiza has written twelve award-winning books and a short story, which reflect her interest in furthering the cause of education and in championing social issues. In more than sixty literary competitions, she has placed either as the winner or a finalist, chief among them 2018 DBW Award, 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Reader Views Literary Awards, Eric Hoffer Book Award, Foreword Reviews Indie Fab Book Awards, Mom’s Choice Awards, Literary Classics Book Awards, and Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards.
She lives with her maternal family, and writes novels and short stories in most genres. You may follow her on Twitter @FizaPathan and subscribe to her blog https://insaneowl.com/.
Awards and Recognition
- 2018 DBW Awards Winner - Best Book Short Stories 2018 DBW Awards Finalist - Best Book Social Issues 2018 IAN Book Of The Year Awards Winner - Outstanding Fiction LGBTQ Killer Nashville 2018 Silver Falchion Award - Finalist - Best Short Story 2018 Global Ebook Awards Silver Medal Winner - Fiction - Gay/Lesbian/LGBT 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - 2nd Place Winner - LGBT (E-Book) 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honorable Mention - Family Matters 2018 Montaigne Medal Finalist (Eric Hoffer Book Award) 2018 Shelf Unbound Competition for Best Independently Published Book - Notable Indie 2018 Independent Press Award - Distinguished favorite in LGBTQ Fiction 2018 San Francisco Book Festival - Winner in category Gay 2018 International Book Awards - Finalist in Fiction - LGBTQ category 2018 Book Excellence Award - Finalist in LGBTQ Fiction 2018 American Fiction Award - Finalist in LGBTQ 2018 Book Viral Millennium Book Awards - Long listed 2017 The Wishing Shelf Bok Awards - Red Ribbon