Aamina Ahmad



Our aim in class will be to play and explore, to figure out what kinds of stories we want to tell, what kinds of writers we are. We’ll look at how stories work, experiment with our writing, but above all we’ll aim to discover what it means to tell a story, and why our stories matter.


Aamina Ahmad was born and raised in London. After completing an MA in Television Drama, she worked for BBC Drama and other independent television companies as a script editor on various long-running series. Her play The Dishonoured was produced by Kali Theatre Company and toured the UK. She is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story and The Southern Review, and Ecotone, among others. Her novel, The Return of Faraz Ali, has just been published by Riverhead. She currently lives in Berkeley, California.