ALMAS KABIR HUSSAIN writes fast-paced contemporary romances set in dangerous orthodox societies. In her novels, stakes are high and survival of her protagonists doubtful. Hussain is the celebrated author of Venus With A P*nis, which has recently been picked up to turn into a web series.
Her earliest memory is that she should have been a boy. Hussain’s parents already had four daughters. And in a Bengali-Muslim, Jalpaiguri-Nawab joint family, having five daughters one after the other must have been a bit of a disaster. But, her feminist father G. Kabir started educating his girls at Loreto House, instead of amassing their dowries. He taught Hussain that the principal feminine virtue was not patience and sacrifice, but a full-blooded pursuit of happiness and fulfilment. This is what every book of Hussain is about.
After completing English Honours from Loreto College, she took it upon herself to learn copy-writing and graphic-designing. Hussain ran two advertising agencies, Via and Diva, before she switched careers to writing fiction when her family moved to England. She read Creative Writing at Oxford University. Mesmerised by stories from her early childhood, she typically watches a film a day at Kolkata where she currently resides with her husband Manzer and son Mikhail. Her daughter Soraya lives in London with her husband Amit and her son Kaveer.
An irrepressible extrovert, Hussain loves to hear from her readers. Find her on www.facebook.com/almas.hussain.969 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.