Ibrahim Ahmad is the editorial director at Akashic Books, where he has worked in various capacities since 2000.

He teaches at the Wilkes MFA Low-Residency Creative Writing program and Literary Publishing MA program, leads frequent writing workshops, and is the cofounder, with Akashic publisher Johnny Temple, of Brooklyn Wordsmiths, an editorial and consulting program. In 2015 he was named a finalist for the inaugural Star Watch prize by Publishers Weekly, awarded to “young industry professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry.”


BA - Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations | University of Chicago