Dina Zaman has always been fascinated by identity. As a third culture kid who bounced from country to country, school to school and with only books as friends, she found how people identified themselves a great curiosity.
In 2004 she began to put her observations to paper in a column in Malaysiakini. In 2007 the column, I Am Muslim, was published as a book and became a bestseller. Since then, Dina has published a collection of short stories, The King of the Seas as well as another non-fiction book, Holy Men, Holy Women. She is currently working on a book exploring Malay identity.