Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Founding Director

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of After Australia (Affirm Press, 2021). In 2012, Mohammed received the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in community cultural development. His debut novel, The Tribe (Giramondo, 2014), won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, The Lebs (Hachette, 2018) received the 2019 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award. Mohammed received his Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University in 2017. His forthcoming novel, The Other Half of You, will be published by Hachette in June 2021.

Sweatshop Literacy Movement Inc.

Sweatshop acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work: the Burramattagal people and clans of the Dharug Nation. We honour their ancestors, elders and emerging generations.

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