Aatif is a writer living in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan (7.13 Books, 2019). His short stories have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Arcturus, Barrelhouse, Metaphorosis, and Triangle House Review, among other places, and he’s published nonfiction in The Los Angeles Review of Books and Literary Hub. He writes regularly about fiction writing for The Kenyon Review blog. He is currently at work on his second novel.