Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. Her first collection The Country at My Shoulder (Oxford University Press, 1993) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and the Whitbread poetry prizes. Europa (Bloodaxe, 2008) and At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe, 2013) were also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her most recent collection is a poetry sequence/verse novel Fairoz (2022).
Website Address: moniza.uk
‘Moniza Alvi’s new collection Fairoz is a book length piece which focuses entirely on one young woman’s encounters with those attempting to radicalise her through online contact… This brave powerful and important book completely gripped me and I read it in twenty four hours… A tour-de-force.’ Sue Dymoke, Sue Dymoke Poetry