Nawaaz Ahmed


Country: India

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 for Fiction and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. He was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Supported by the Embassy of the United States, Jakarta

Nawaaz Ahmed lahir di Tamil Nadu, India. Sebelum beralih menulis, ia adalah seorang ilmuwan komputer, meneliti algoritma pencarian untuk Yahoo. Novel debutnya Radiant Fugitives (2021) menjadi finalis untuk 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction dan Edmund White Award untuk Debut Fiction, dan masuk daftar panjang untuk The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, dan Aspen Words Literary Prize. Ia saat ini tinggal di Brooklyn, New York.

Didukung oleh Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat, Jakarta

Appearing in

Main Program | Migrant Stories: The Migrant’s Eternal Search for Home

Storytelling offers a glimpse into the triumph and tragedy of individual lives affected by migration. Our authors explore the journeys people take to create new lives and opportunities. What do …


Main Program | Unraveling Secrets in Fiction

Hidden histories, secret identities and words unspoken. How do writers enrich their fictional worlds with layers that only unfold and reveal themselves over time? Writers Clarissa Goenawan, Karina Robles Bahrin …


Special Event | Balinese Home-Cooking

Bali’s own beloved chef, Wayan Kresna, dishes up a feast of Balinese food from the pages of his new cookbook, Paon, Chef Putu of Nusantara, cooks up family favorites. Maya …


Satellite Program | Creative Writing with Nawaaz Ahmed

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 …