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Wasi Ahmed is an acclaimed Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer. He was born in 31st October, 1954, in Sylhet, Bangladesh. He studied English literature from University of Dhaka.

His writing carrier started with poetry. His first collection of poems "Shobjatri shojon" was published in 1975, while he was a student of honor's. His first collection of short stories "Chayadondi o Onnanno", published in 1992. His first novel "Megh Pahar" was published in 2000.

Some of the awards he received are

    "Akhtaruzzaman Elias Book of the Year Award" for the novel "Tolkuthurir Gaan" in 2015
    "IFIC Bank Literary Award" for the novel Tolkuthurir Gaan in 2015
    "Prothom Alo Book of the Year Award" for short story collection "Kalashnikover Golap" in 2012
    "Jemcon Literary Award" for short story collection "Trishimana" in 2010

One of the key areas that essentially characterises his writings, is his interpretation of the reality of his time, often disguised under the garb of surface reality.

Formerly a civil servant and diplomat, he is currently associated with the English daily The Financial Express as Consulting Editor, and contributes to a number of Bangla and English dailies. Among others, he contributes a weekly post-editorial column for The Financial Express.