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K Anis Ahmed

K Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is a co-founder of Bengal Lights, Bangladesh’s most prominent new English literary journal. His first book of short stories, Good Night, Mr. Kissinger, was released in Bangladesh by UPL in November 2012, and in the USA in March 2014 by The Unnamed Press. His first novel, The World in My Hands, was published in December 2013 by Vintage/ Random House India.

Ahmed is a co-founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, and publisher of a new national daily, Dhaka Tribune. He is a Festival Advisor of the Hay Festival Dhaka. Ahmed contributes to international journals such as Newsweek/Daily Beast, Wall Street Journal, and World Literature Today. He co-curated the “New Voices from Bangladesh” section in the Autumn 2013 edition of Granta. Ahmed studied at Brown, Washington and New York Universities before returning to Bangladesh. He lives in Dhaka with his wife and son.