‘The Half Mother’ set for June 21 release

Srinagar: Kashmiri writer, Shahnaz Bashir’s debut novel, ‘The Half Mother’ is slated for June 21 release.
The book published by Hachette Books, UK will be released in Srinagar. The author of the book will also have a conversation with Feroz Rather on various facets of novel.
The author of the novel teaches post graduate students of Journalism in Central University-Kashmir. Before joining CU-Kashmir the author was journalist and worked in couple of regional newspapers.
The Half Mother was mentioned in the Year-end special issue of Forbes magazine (Dec 31, 2013 to Jan 10, 2014) as one of the sixteen books to watch out and pre-order in year 2014. “A debutante author goes beyond the headlines for the other side of the Kashmir story,” said the Forbes books’ Heads-up for year 2014.
The author is also a recipient of ‘Shameem Ahmad Shameem Memorial Kashmir Times Award’ in 2007.