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Ahmad Saidullah

Photo: Mark Yep 2001

AHMAD SAIDULLAH's Happiness and Other Disorders: Short Stories was published to critical acclaim in Canada and India in 2008. It was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and longlisted for the Crossword Vodafone Book Award for global South Asian fiction in 2010. In 2013, University of Ottawa Press published a French edition of the book, Le Bonheur et autres troubles, translated by  Annick Geoffrey-Skuce, Marc Charron and Caroline Lavoie.

Ahmad Saidullah's writings have been anthologized and published in 3QuarksDaily, Academic Matters, Altar Magazine, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, EnRoute, Gently Read Literature, L Magazine, Feminist Review Blog, Pratilipi, The Quarterly Conversation, and on CBC Radio One. He has appeared onstage with Elizabeth Abbott, Sharon English, Elizabeth Hay, Lawrence Hill, and Jane Urquhart. He has read at Harbourfront, GritLIT, Ottawa Writers Festival, Masala Mehndi Masti and Luminato. Ahmad has a Master's from the University of Cambridge. He lives in Toronto. 


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Happiness and Other Disorders: Short Stories. Key Porter Books, 2008
Happiness and Other Disorders: Short Stories. Penguin India, 2008
Essays in Once Upon a Time in Bollywood: The Global Shift in Hindi Cinema. TSAR Books, 2008
Zugzwang in Excess: An Anthology (commissioned story). Hachette India, 2010
Le Bonheur et autres troubles (Translated by Annick Geoffroy-Skuce, Marc Charron and Caroline Lavoie). University of Ottawa Press, 2013


CBC Literary Award for Happiness and Other Disorders, 2005
PanLiterary Award (Drunken Boat) for Flight to Egypt, 2006
Fish International Short Story Prize longlist for The Sadness of Snakes, 2006
Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist for Happiness and Other Disorders: Short Stories, 2009
Crossword Vodafone Book Award for Global South Asian fiction, Longlisted for Happiness and Other Disorders: Short Stories, 2010
Michael Holroyd Prize for Creative Non-Fiction (University of Cambridge) for Sol Niger, 2019
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