Zakir Malik is the editor-in-chief for the ILA Magazine, a poet, translator, reviewer, writer, critic, and a social campaigner. Zakir Malik is from Trehgam Kashmir, has co-authored 8 poetry books. His recent book is 'The Wail of the Woods'. Apart from this Zakir Malik is the founder of 'Kashmir Writers Guild' and the 'Valley of the Poets'. Zakir Malik is also director for UNESCO to International Youth Development Model United Nations - India, and a permanent member at Jammu and Kashmir Innovative Foundation for Transformation Society. Zakir is a general secretary for Cultural Forum Kupwara affiliated with Adbi Markaz Kamraaz Jammu and Kashmir.