K. Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is co-founder of Bengal Lights, Bangladesh’s most prominent English literary journal and co-founder of the Dhaka Lit Fest. He is the author of Good Night, Mr. Kissinger, a collection of short stories published in Bangladesh (UPL) and in the USA (Unnamed Press), and The World in My Hands, his first novel (Random House India).
Ahmed is co-founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, and publisher of Dhaka Tribune. He is Advisor to the Hay Festival Dhaka. He contributes regularly to the media including The New York Times, the Nikkei Asian Review, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Wall Street Journal and World Literature Today, and he co-curated the “New Voices from Bangladesh” section in the autumn 2013 edition of Granta.
Ahmed studied at Brown, Washington and New York universities. Find out more at www.kanisahmed.com.