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Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed is a Lebanese Egyptian American comic book writer and a science fiction poetry and prose writer.

He was born on October 4th, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, and is of Lebanese and Egyptian descent. Saladin is a writer for Marvel Comics and has worked on several comics such as Black Bolt, Exiles, and The Magnificent Ms. Marvel. He is currently the writer of Miles Morales: Spider-Man. In addition to writing comic books, Ahmed’s poetry has been published in several literary journals.

Saladin attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies during his time there. Afterwards, he attended Brooklyn College and Rutgers University, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Master’s Degree in English.

In 2013, Saladin received his first award, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, for his book Throne of the Crescent Moon. In 2018, Saladin won the Eisner Award for Best New Series for his comic Black Bolt.


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