Wajiha Hyder is a writer, editor, journalist, dilettante and accidental accountant living in the magical city of Lahore. She does some mundane stuff like writing and editing, along with some extremely important things like raising her three children and taking care of her cat, Cocomo.
She mainly writes essays and features; her primary areas of interest being culture, books, and the publishing industry, among others. Currently she is the editor of Books and Travel for The News on Sunday (TNS), a local English weekly magazine.
Her online journal, which she has maintained since 2008, is as journal-y as you may expect it to be. It is mostly about her, people who irritate her (or not), stuff that she likes (or not), her opinion about life in general and everything that forms a part of it. Like any journal, it occasionally serves as a blank slate for her to practice the art of writing, whenever that happens. Like any good journal, it does not always have to make sense to the outside world. She does not journal frequently (a thing that she’s been wanting to change for quite some time now) and goes on excruciatingly long hiatuses. But she always returns.
Apart from all the regular stuff, she is also a habitual book hoarder who likes putting up pictures of her books on Instagram from time to time. She’s also been thinking of upping her reading game and, eventually, venturing into the big bad world of book reviews. Maybe, this year.