Durre Shahwar grew up and lives in Cardiff. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she also completed her BA (hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing. She was commended for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers 2015 and published in the consecutive anthology, How to Exit a Burning Building by Parthian Books. Her poetry and stories have also been published in various other journals and magazines. She is currently an Associate Editor for Wales Arts Review, and also an Artist in Residence for the platform in May 2017. Durre’s work focuses on the topics of identity, gender, race, religion, and mental health. She is currently working on writing enough stories for a future collection, in-between juggling other projects.