Aamina Ahmad was born and raised in London where she worked for BBC Drama and other independent television companies as a script editor. Her play The Dishonoured was produced by Kali Theatre Company in 2016.
She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a recipient of a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Writers Award. Her short fiction has appeared in journals including One Story the Southern Review and Ecotone. She lives in Berkeley California.