Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit and raised in a working-class, Arab American enclave in Dearborn, Michigan. His first novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Crawford, Gemmell, and British Fantasy Awards, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Ahmed's short stories have appeared in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and have been translated into a half-dozen languages. He has also written nonfiction for NPR Books, Salon, and The Escapist. He holds an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, an MA in English from Rutgers University. Ahmed currently lives near Detroit with his wife and twin children.




Visit Saladin Ahmed's website.

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Read the first chapter of Throne of the Crescent Moon.

Read Ahmed’s contribution to The New York Times “Room for Debate” on the subject of artists and self-censorship.

Read his essay for NPR on the recent popularity of fantasy epics on page and screen.




Fiction, Poetry