Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling and award- winning author of Love, Hate & Other Filters; Internment; and Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies including Take the Mic, Color Outside the Lines, Ink Knows No Borders, Who Will Speak for America?, and Vampires Never Get Old. She was born in Bom-bay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices, and potpourri. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Samira has taught high school English in both the suburbs of Chicago and New York City, worked for education nonprofits, and spent time on the road for political campaigns. She tweets @SamiraAhmedUK