Amin Ahmad was raised in India and educated at Vassar College and M.I.T. His essays and stories have been published in literary magazines and listed in Best American Essays. As A.X. Ahmad, he is the author of the suspense novels The Caretaker and The Last Taxi Ride, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015. He taught novel writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, from 2012 to 2016, and created the "Novel Year" program for advanced novelists. He was awarded a 2015–16 Artist’s Fellowship grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In Spring 2017, he will be the Visiting Artist in Residence at Northwestern University. You can find him at www.axahmad.com.