Abdul wakil Sulamal is an Afghan writer currently based in London. He has published three books of short stories in Pashto, Old Fort, Fifty Million, and Wounded Hopes, which have been translated into several languages. Several of his stories have been published in anthologies such as Gone with the Soul: An Anthology of SAARC Fiction, edited by Noor Zaheer, and Eight Neighbours, edited by Ajeet Cour and Noor Zaheer. His story "Faces and Thoughts" was published in Samovar in March 2017. He has also written a number of academic articles and political and literary essays, published in various journals in Afghanistan and elsewhere.