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Detroit-born science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed to speak at GRCC

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By Jacob Palmer

Saladin AhmedGrand Rapids Community College’s Library will be featuring a talk with Saladin Ahmed on “Writing Muslim American Fantasy: A Reading and Talk” on Thursday. The first installment of Ahmed’s novel trilogy “The Crescent Moon Kingdoms: Throne of The Crescent Moon” won the Locus award for Best First Novel.

NPR Books said this about the novel, “Come for the sword fighting, but stay for the humane message at the heart of this terrific fantasy.”

His works have been finalists for numerous writing awards, including the Nebula and Campbell.  Ahmed received his BA in American Culture from the University of Michigan, an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College, and an MA in English from Rutgers. After the speech a question and answer session will be held, in addition to an opportunity to buy Ahmed’s books. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center. For more information contact Lisa Rabey at lrabey@grcc.edu.

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