2014 Dhahan Prize Finalist
Zubair Ahmad, born as Mohammad Zubair, was born in 1958 in Lahore, Pakistan. His ancestral home was in Batala, Distt. Gurdaspur, now in Punjab, India. He has an MA in English from the University of Punjab, Lahore, and a Post-graduate Diploma in ELT from the same university. Ahmad currently works as an Assistant Professor of English in Old Islamia College, Lahore. He previously worked as a sub-editor in the first Punjabi Pakistani daily newspaper, Sajjan, from 1988 to 1990s. He also ran a Punjabi bookshop and publishing house for twelve years, and has played an active role in promoting Punjabi language and literature in Pakistan since 1975. He has published many works in both Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi, and his articles in English have been widely published in literary and scholarly journals as well as anthologies in Pakistan and around the world.