ZARQA NAWAZcreated Little Mosque on the Prairie, which premiered on the CBC in 2007. It ran for six seasons, was watched in over sixty countries and landed Nawaz in the public eye. When not writing, producing or directing for the show, she has spent much of the past six years writing comedy pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, and touring the world as a sought-after public speaker. She has been interviewed or profiled by CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Aljazeera, and recently wrote the Group Therapy column for The Globe and Mail. Nawaz also is a frequent contributor to CBC's DNTO. She lives in Regina with her family.