Aatif Rashid is a writer living in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan (7.13 Books, 2019). His short stories have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Arcturus, Barrelhouse, Metaphorosis, Triangle House Review, X-R-A-Y, and the anthology New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims (Red Hen Press, 2021), among other places, and he’s published nonfiction in The Los Angeles Review of Books and Literary Hub. He’s also published nonfiction in The Los Angeles Review of Books and Literary Hub, and he wrote regularly about fiction writing for The Kenyon Review blog from 2018 to 2021. He is currently at work on his second novel.