Hananah's work has recently appeared in South West Review, Alaska Quarterly Review and Michigan Quarterly Review where it won the Lawrence Foundation Prize for Fiction. She was awarded a Tennesee Williams Scholarship in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers' Conference for 2019 and her short story “Fish Tank” was a Distinguished Story mention in Best American Short Stories 2019. She was a finalist for the Doris Betts' Fiction prize 2014 and a recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Rivendell writers' colony and the Ragdale Foundation (forthcoming 2019.) 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 and 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. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel.

You can also find her @hananahzaheer or subscribe to Because Letters here.