Mehreen Ahmed is an internationally acclaimed author. Her books, The Pacifist, is "Drunken Druid The Editors' Choice for June 2018", and Jacaranda Blues,"The Best of Novels for 2017 - Family Novels of the Year" by Novel Writing Festival. Her flash fiction, "The Portrait" chosen to be broadcast by Immortal Works, Flash Fiction Friday, 2018.
She has an MA in English Literature, Dhaka University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. She has been profiled on AustLit.
She was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but lives in Australia.
She has published flash fiction, short stories, novels, historical travelogue, academic reviews/article, journalistic write-ups, and nonfiction essays. She has published with Routledge: Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Journals Language Teaching, (see Cambridge Core: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444803221935), University of Hawaii and Michigan State University (see Scholarspace: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44261) Language Learning and Technology, Call-EJ.
Straylight Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Twelve House Publisher, USA,The World of Myth Magazine, Literary Yard, Fear and Trembling Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Connotation Press, The Punch Magazine (twice published), ReAction Review, Furtive Dalliance Literary Review, Velvet Illusion Literary Magazine, Storyland Literary Review, Spillwords Press: Where words matter, Wordcurd, Adelaide Literary Magazine, CafeLit Magazine, Story Institute, USA, Cosmic Teapot Publishing, Canada, The Sheaf: Campus newspaper for the University of Saskachewan, Clarendon House Publications UK, Dastaan World Magazine.
Two of her short stories have been translated in German and Greek. Anomalous Duo, translated in German, Frank Joussen, and D.C Hubbard (Editors) appears in the anthology of Kleinkrieg und Frieden: Eine Collage Internationale Familiengeschichten (2018), The Black Coat, in Greek:ΤΟ ΜΑΥΡΟ ΠΑΛΤΟ (translation:Meleva Anastasiadou), published in Nyctophilia.gr.
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Her books have also been nominated for other prestigious awards such as Aurealis Award for Fantasy Short Story/Novella (2015), Ditmar Award for Best Novels (2016), and The New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, (2018). One of her shorter pieces has been nominated for the 'Publication of the Month' on Spillwords Press, April/May, 2018 due to popular demand. Her short stories, "Of Note", and "Blue Butterflies" made it to the 'most popular submissions' list in Terror House Magazine, for February, and March 2019. She has been a featured writer for Spillwords Press, The Punch Magazine, Connotation Press and Dastaan World Magazine. "Bats Downunder" one of her short stories made it to The Best of CafeLit 8 anthology.
Find her stories on CafeLit here.