Ahmad, Michael Mohammed

About Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Biography (Hachette)

Biography (Giramondo)

Biography and Bibliography (Sydney Review of Books)

“5 Minutes with… Michael Mohammed Ahmad.” Hachette, 2018



“Reading Malcolm X in Arab-Australia.” Meanjin, vol. 78, no. 3, 2019

Ley, James. “I’m with Stupid: The Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad.” Sydney Review of Books, 25 May 2018

Sandham, Emma. “The Lebs: Challenging Literary Traditions and Perceptions of Australianess.” Western Sydney, 16 Mar. 2018

Thompson, Jay Daniel. “The Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad.” Australian Book Review, vol. 399, Mar. 2018

Campbell, Mel. “On Being a Bad Writer.” Overland, no. 225, 2016

Loukakis, Angelo. “Language and Love: The Tribe by Michael Mohammed Ahmad.” Sydney Review of Books, 12 Dec. 2014



Sleiman, Daniel. “Michael Mohammed Ahmad's Western Sydney Literacy Movement Sweatshop is Reclaiming Ownership of a Narrative Taken over by Mainstream Writers.” The Quo, 20 Jul. 2018



Neave, Lucy. “Revision, Community and Performance: The Role of a Literary Network in the Development of Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s The Tribe and Luke Carman’s An Elegant Young Man.” New Writing, vol. 13, no. 2, Jul. 2016




The Lebs (2018)

The Tribe (2014)


Short Story Collections

As Editor: After Australia - After Empire, after Colony, after White Supremacy ... Twelve Eclectic Writers Imagine an Alternative Australia (2020)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Speculative Fiction? Who among us Could Have Guessed our Current Reality.” The Guardian, 13 Jun. 2020

"The Origin of Leb." Arab, Australia, Other - Stories on Race and Identity, Abdel-Fattah and Saleh (eds.), 2019

“No Toes.” Meanjin, vol. 76, no. 3, Sep. 2017

“Lebs and Punchbowl Prison.” Sydney Review of Books, 29 Nov. 2016

“Bad Writer.” Sydney Review of Books, 4 Oct. 2016


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Remembering Christchurch, Podcast Program. Sydney Writers’ Festival, 27 Jul. 2020

Michael Mohammed Ahmad: Writers on Writing. The Garret, 8 Jul. 2020

Sara Saleh and Michael Mohammed Ahmad on Arab Australian Other. YouTube, 30 Jul. 2019

Michael Mohammed on his Motivation to Write The Lebs. YouTube, 3 Jul. 2019

Michael Mohammed Ahmad on Growing up Arab: "I Spent so Much Time Wishing I was White". YouTube, 19 Aug. 2019

Michael Mohammed Ahmad Talks about his Novel The Lebs. YouTube, 13 Jun. 2018

White Fantasies, Arab Fictions: Ghassan Hage and Michael Mohammed Ahmad in a Discussion with Greg Noble. YouTube. 16 Feb. 2018