Moni Mohsin

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Moni Mohsin
Personal details
Born 1963
Relatives Jugnu Mohsin (sister)
Occupation writer

Moni Mohsin (born 1963) is a Pakistani writer based in London, United Kingdom.


Mohsin grew up in Lahore, and describes herself as being from a family of "educated, westernised people". When General Zia ul-Haq came to power in a coup in 1977, her family began to feel less comfortable in the new, religious Pakistan, where political repression against nonconformists became routine, but remained in Lahore. Mohsin left Pakistan at 16 to study at a boarding school in England, and later attended Cambridge University, where she studied anthropology and archaeology. Afterward she returned to Pakistan, where she founded the country's first nature magazine. After General Zia's death she moved more decisively into the public sphere, working for the independent "Friday Times", where she rose to the ranks of features editor.

Her books include "The End of Innocence", her debut novel '"Tender Hooks" AKA "Duty Free", and "The Diary of a Social Butterfly". Her writing has also appeared in "The Times", "The Guardian", the "Washington Post", "Prospect", "The Nation", and other publications.

She now divides her time between Lahore and London, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her sister, Jugnu Mohsin, is the publisher of "The Friday Times", an independent Pakistani weekly.[1]



  1. ^ Emily Wax (28 November 2007). "How Pakistan's Satirists Poke Fun, Politically". The Washington Post.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 8 September 2012.

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