Michael Mohammed Ahmad is a writer, editor and teacher whose second book The Lebs, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award in 2019. He speaks with Terri-ann White about his book and his work with Sweatshop.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is an Arab-Australian writer, editor, teacher and community arts worker. He is the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing. Ahmad's essays and short stories have appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, The Guardian, Heat, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, The Australian and Coming of Age: Australian Muslim Stories. His debut novel, The Tribe, received a 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists of the Year Award. He received his Doctorate of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University in 2017.
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Sun 23 Feb