Rifat Munim is Literary Editor, Dhaka Tribune. He is a bilingual writer, translator and editor. His books include a Bengali translation of Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing (Oitijjo, 2010) and Bangladesh in Wikileaks (Daily Star Books, 2013), a book on the US Embassy’s cables about Bangladesh released by Wikileaks. His Bangla essays and translations have appeared in Kali O Kalam and the literature page of bdnews24.com. His English articles and translations have been published in Dhaka Tribune, The Daily Star, New Age, World Literature Today, Scroll, English PEN and Bengal Lights. Currently, he is translating into English a collection of short stories by Akhtaruzzaman Elias, one of Bangladesh’s biggest and most revered fiction writers.