Nawaaz Ahmed

Nawaaz was a featured author at the “Read Aloud Series” for SpeakTogether through the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools Summer Read Aloud Initiative on July 18, 2022.

Nawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. His debut novel Radiant Fugitives (2021) was a finalist for the 2022 Pen/Faulkner Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, and was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the Aspen Literary Prize. He holds an MFA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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