K. Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is the author of three works of fiction: The World in My Hands, Good Night, Mr. Kissinger, and Forty Steps.
Ahmed is the founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the Dhaka Translation Center, and the Bengal Lights Literary Journal. He is also the publisher of Dhaka Tribune, a national daily newspaper.
He is co-director of the Dhaka Lit Fest, and is also an Adviser to PEN Bangladesh.
In his copious spare time, Ahmed contributes to international journals such as The Guardian, Politico, Daily Beast/Newsweek, Wall Street Journal Asia, Scroll.in, and BBC World Service. He has written literary essays for World Literature Today and Electric Literature. He has also co-edited the October 2015 "Bangladesh on the World Stage" edition of Wasafiri, and co-curated the Autumn 2013 "New Voices from Bangladesh" edition of Granta.
Ahmed studied at Brown, Washington and New York Universities before returning to Bangladesh. He is currently at work on a novel about the misadventures of extreme foodies in New York.Back