Saba Imtiaz is a freelance journalist and author based in the Middle East. She currently lives in Amman, Jordan. She’s the author of the novel Karachi, You're Killing Me! (Penguin Random House India, 2014), which was adapted into an Indian feature film titled Noor in 2017. She’s currently completing a non-fiction book titled No Team of Angels (First Draft Publishing, forthcoming) on urban conflict in Karachi, Pakistan. Saba's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Roads and Kingdoms, Literary Hub, and on the BBC. She writes about culture, urban militancy, religion, and food. She has reported features from Jordan, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Saba speaks English, Arabic, Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi.
Saba was a recipient of an International Reporting Project fellowship to report on gender and LGBTI rights in 2017; her reporting from the fellowship appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Lenny. She studied Arabic at the Middlebury Language School’s Intensive Summer Program in 2016 as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. She was a Visiting Carnegie Fellow at New America’s National Security Program in Washington D.C. in 2014.
Saba can be contacted at saba[.]imtiaz[@]gmail[.]com or on Twitter @SabaImtiaz