, a policy research consultant, has worked as an editor and a lexicographer in Ontario, Canada. "Flight Into Egypt" is taken from his unpublished first novel Fifteen Sketches of Rumi. In 2006, Ahmad won Canada's top literary award, the CBC Literary Award for a short story from Rumi. His work appears in enRoute, Academic Matters, Altar Magazine and L Magazine. He blogs on In-Parenthesis, DesiLit, and Desicritics. He is working on another novel and on a poetry cycle.