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Board of Trustees

South Asia Speaks Foundation has selected a board of trustees for a period of five years. The trustees will work together to grow the foundation, deepen sources of support, and intensify outreach to traditionally underrepresented voices.

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Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto studied at Columbia University, New York, and at SOAS in London. Her books include Songs Of Blood And Sword, an account of her family and Pakistani politics, and the novels The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon and The Runaways. Her latest book is New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi and K-Pop. She lives in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he is the principal contributor to Q. & A.

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Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro is the founder and program director of South Asia Speaks. She is also the co-founder of the journalism cooperative Deca. She is the author of  The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (2021), which was nominated for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, and Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars (2010), which was nominated for the Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of reportage . She lives in London where she is a Royal Literary Fellow.

Since it was founded, South Asia Speaks has processed over
1,132 applications and awarded 80 writers a place on the program.

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