Resident at UEA as the 2017 - 2018 Charles Pick Fellow
Biography at the time the Fellowship was awarded:
Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Rahad Abir is a fiction writer. His works have appeared in Aerodrome, Toad Suck Review, Blue Lyra Review, The Penmen Review and New Asian Writing. His short story 'I am in London' was included in the UK anthology Brick Lane Tales. While studying English Literature at university, Abir began writing short stories in his native language, Bengali. However, in 2012, he began writing in English. He has worked as a journalist, university instructor, and interpreter. Currently Abir is working on his first novel about the pre-Bangladesh-Pakistan period, with particular focus on the mass uprising in 1969.