Aamina Ahmad grew up in London. After completing an MA in Television Drama she worked as a script editor for the BBC, ITV and independent production companies on a number of prime time network shows. She has been selected for various script development schemes including Arista's Scribes program, the UK Film Council's Blank Slate scheme and The Royal Court Theatre's Critical Mass program. Her full length play, The Dishonored, toured the UK in 2016 and was nominated for an Off West End Award. She also holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was Teaching-Writing Fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in The Normal School, The Missouri Review, Ecotone and the anthology, And the World Changed. She was the 2015 winner of The Missouri Review's Peden Prize and is a current Stegner Fellow at Stanford.