Sadaf Saaz is a poet, writer, entrepreneur and women’s rights advocate. She co-founded DLF in 2011, and has been a driving force since its inception. Sadaf is the author of a collection of poems, Sari Reams, and a monologue series Je Kotha Jai Na Bola (That which cannot be said). Sadaf runs several businesses including an arts management company, Jatrik, which has managed DLF since 2011. She is on the board of trustees of Brac University and on the governing body of the Jamal Nazrul Islam Research Centre for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Chittagong.
K Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is the author of three works of fiction: The World in My Hands; Good Night, Mr. Kissinger; and Forty Steps. An adviser to PEN Bangladesh, he is the founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the Dhaka Translation Center, and the Bengal Lights Literary Journal. He is also the publisher of Dhaka Tribune, a national daily newspaper.