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K. Anis Ahmed

K. Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. Good Night, Mr. Kissinger is his first collection of stories. He is a co-founder of Bengal Lights, the country's most prominent new English literary journal, which publishes both online and in print. Ahmed is also a co-founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, and is involved in a range of enterprises, including the country's first and only organic tea garden and cooperative. His first published story, "Forty Steps," appeared in the Minnesota Review (Spring 2000), alongside pieces by Carlos Fuentes and William Gass, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Ahmed studied at Brown, Washington and New York Universities before returning to Bangladesh in 2004. In the US, Ahmed studied with Edmund White and Stanley Elkin, among others. He lives in Dhaka with his wife, Juditha, and son, Alexander, and is currently at work on a novel.