Kanza Javed is the author of the novel, Ashes, Wine and Dust. She holds an MFA in Fiction from West Virginia University (WVU). She was a short-term fellow at University of Massachusetts and a research scholar at Arizona State University. She is currently a lecturer in the English Department at WVU and is working on her second novel and a short story collection. Her short story, "It Will Follow You Home" is forthcoming in American Literary Review.