Nawaaz Ahmed

Nawaaz Ahmed is a transplant from Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. He holds an MFA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the recipient of residencies at Macdowell, VCCA, Yaddo, and Djerassi. He is a former Kundiman and Lambda Literary Fellow. Radiant Fugitives (Counterpoint, 2021) is his first novel and is currently longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. He lives in Brooklyn.