Bobuq Sayed was born in Australia to Afghan refugees and immigrated to America as a child.
They are a fiction writer, essayist, editor, and multidisciplinary artist who has published and performed work widely. Their research interests include the War on Terror, fugitivity, queer and trans* studies, theories of place, and faggotry.
From 2016 to 2018, Bobuq was an editor of Archer Magazine and, in 2019, they were the guest editor of Un Magazine volume 13.
They have received fellowships and residencies from the Wheeler Centre, Firstdraft Gallery, Punctum, and VONA, and they were shortlisted for the 2019 Liminal Fiction prize.
Currently, Bobuq is a Michener fellow in Fiction at the University of Miami's MFA program, where they received the 2020 Dean's Summer Award. Bobuq is at work on a novel.