Authors you keep going back to?
Khushwant Singh, Urvashi Butalia, Muhammed Hanif, Mirza Waheed, Mohsin Hamid and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.
How do you unwind?
That would mean yoga, painting, reading, watching movies and travelling.
Living in Pakistan as a writer?
Certainly an interesting time as Pakistani literature is increasingly being acclaimed internationally. Given the complex political and social conditions in the country, I think writing has given many an outlet for expression and at times, healing.