Moni Mohsin was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She started her writing career at the Friday Times, Pakistan’s first independent weekly, where she served as the Features Editor. She is now a freelance journalist who has written for, among others, the Guardian, Prospect Magazine, the Nation, the Times of India, the Friday Times, India Today, Marie Claire, Vogue and the New York Times.
She is the author of two novels, the prize-winning The End of Innocence and Duty Free, the latter of which has been described as “Jane Austen’s Emma, transported to the outrageous social melee of 21st-century Lahore”. Her bestselling collection of satirical columns, The Diary of a Social Butterfly, is based on her long-running hit column for the Friday Times. She is married with two children and lives between London and Lahore.