Hananah's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gargoyle, Willow Review, Concho River review, Westview literary journal, Word Riot, Moon City Review, Knee-Jerk magazine, and Bartleby Snopes, among others. She was a finalist for the Doris Betts' Fiction prize 2014, is a recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Rivendell writers' colony. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart prize. She is a co-founder of #MTGcollective and a founder of the Dubai Literary Salon, a prose reading series.

She received a Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing degree from University of Maryland. She currently lives in Dubai where she teaches writing, dabbles in corporate training and improvises theater and life.

She also serves as a Fiction Editor for Four Way Review and an Associate fiction editor for the Potomac Review. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel, both set in Pakistan.