Silmy Abdullah is a lawyer by profession. Prior to law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto. She was born in Bangladesh and lived in the Middle East until the age of 14. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1998 and since then, has resided in Toronto and Ottawa.

Silmy's short story collection is set to be released by Summer or Fall of 2021 by Dundurn Press