Sharbari Ahmed is a writer of fiction, screenplays and plays.
Her fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran, Caravan Magazine, Inroads and the anthologies A New Anthem (Tranquebar, 2009) and Lifelines (Zubaan, 2013).
Her debut book The Ocean of Mrs Nagai: Stories was released in November 2013 by Daily Star Books.
In 2003 she won The First Words Literary Prize for South Asian American Writing for her story “Raisins Not Virgins” which she then turned into a stage play that was performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Dhaka. In 2008 the screenplay version was selected for the Tribeca All Access program at the Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Sharbari is currently a writer for ABC’s major new series, Quantico.
She was born in Bangladesh and raised in New York, Connecticut and Ethiopia.
Sharbari is working on her upcoming book Dust Under Our Feet; set against the backdrop of WWII religious riots and the chaos of colonial Calcutta, Sharbari’s novel traces the tumultuous relationship of a pair of unlikely lovers; a hard headed Bengali-Muslim business woman and an American Army Officer and how the echoes of their story reverberate over the next three decades.
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