Sami Ahmad Khan is a writer, academic, and documentary producer. He studied Literature at Delhi University, completed his master’s in English at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and then went to the University of Iowa on a Fulbright grant. He holds a PhD degree in SF, and is a member of the Indian Science Fiction Writers’ Association (ISFWA) and the Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (IASFS). He has taught at IIT Delhi, JNU, the University of Iowa, and OP Jindal Global University.
Red Jihad, Sami’s debut thriller, won NBT’s National Debut Youth Fiction Award and was runner-up in the Muse India Young Writer Award. He also won third prize in the US-based Islamicate Science Fiction Short Story Contest for his time travel/alternate history piece ‘Operation Mi’raj’. His short fiction, research papers and articles have appeared in leading magazines and journals across the globe.
Sami currently discusses life, language and literature at GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi.