October 2007: Shaila Abdullah profiled in Facts on File’s Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature
July 2007: Saffron Dreams received an honorable mention in the Willamette Writers Kay Snow Awards
June 2007: Saffron Dreams declared a semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition
April 2007: Profile in Nirali Magazine: If These Walls Could Talk: Shaila Abdullah’s debut book opens a window on life as a Pakistani woman.
February 2007: Finalist in the 15th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
November 2006: Book review and interview by Surewoman’s Dawn Prince
October 2006: Honorable Mention in the Abilene Writers Guild 2006 Annual Contest
October 2006: Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Short Story Fiction category of the Best Books 2006 Book Awards
October 2006: Beyond the Cayenne Wall was a winner in the ebook category of the 2006 DIY Book Festival.
August 2006: Austin Woman Magazine | Shaila Abdullah: Austin Author Merges East and West for a Hybrid Perspective
July 30, 2006: 2006 Dream Grant from Hobson Foundation.
July 2006: Dawn Newspaper | Books & Authors Magazine: Above and Beyond | Review by Saima Hussain
July/August 2006: Mood Indico Magazine: Conversation with an Author (PDF)
March 2006: InSITE magazine: Tearing Down the Wall Austin Author Shaila Abdullah Captures the Complex Lives of Pakistani Women in Her Book Beyond the Cayenne Wall. HTML| PDF
March 2006: Notable mention: 2006 Writers Notes Book Award
March 2006: Review posted by Midwest Book Review on Amazon
February 2006: Stewart David Ikeda, Editor of IMDiversity hails Beyond the Cayenne Wall on his blog| Read Review
January 2006: Semifinalist for WriteMovies
Winter 2005: Maybe Quarterly, Volume 2, published an excerpt from Beyond the Cayenne Wall.
December 21: Reader Views: Read Interview | Read Review
December 14, 2005: Happy News. Pakistani-American author’s book wins the 2005 Norumbega Fiction Award
November 22, 2005: Austin American Statesman: Austin author wins fiction prize
November 2005: Pakistan Link: Pakistani-American Author Wins Award
November 04, 2005: Pakistan Chronicle: Pakistani-American author’s book wins the 2005 Norumbega Fiction Award
November 2005: Pak Positive: Pakistani-American Author’s Book Wins Norumbega Award
November 2005: Kitaab: Pakistani-American author’s book wins the 2005 Norumbega Fiction Award
November 2005: Diverse Books: Pakistani-American Author’s Book Wins the 2005 Norumbega Fiction Award