Critically acclaimed novelist, Mehreen Ahmed has been publishing since 1987. Her writing career began with journalism and academic reviews and articles. Her journalistic articles appeared in The Sheaf, a campus newspaper for the university of Saskatchewan, Canada between 1987-1999.
She has written academic book reviews and articles and has published them in notable peer-reviewed journals of her area of study. Her research article: A Note on Phrase Structure Analysis and Design Implication for ICALL, was published in Special Issue, Intelligent Call Systems, Lisse, the Netherlands Vol 15 Issue 4, 2002. This was republished in Cambridge Journals Language Teaching by Cambridge University Press, Vol 36, Issue 02, April 2003. (See Cambridge core), Tailor and Francis computer assisted language learning journal: Routledge, Volume 15, 2002. And Tailor and Francis online, on 4 Aug 2010. Software reviews were published in On-Call, Vol 1 No 2 Sept, 1999 and International Society for Technology in Education,Vol 28 No 4, 2000-2001. Her book review on Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies by Rebecca L. Oxford, was published in Language, Learning and Technology, Special Issue, Vol 15 No 3 Oct, 2011, followed by a reproduction, for Independence Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, 2012, University of Canterbury, Kent U.K.
Mostly introspective, Mehreen has also written fiction. Set in Brisbane Queensland, Jacaranda Blues is her debut novella, written in a stream of consciousness style. A featured author for Story Institute, she has published The Blotted Line, a collection of short stories. More recently, Snapshots and Moirae were first published by PostScript Editions, UK in 2010 followed by a second edition by Cosmic Teapot Publishing, Canada in 2016. Her flash fiction, The Portrait has been published by Straylight Literary Magazine, a biannual magazine of the university of Wisconsin-parkland, English Department.
Her selected short stories have been translated in German and Greek so far. One of her short stories, The Anomalous Duo in the German language is due for publication in the anthology, "Familie (er)zählt: Selection of stories completed; Sammlung abgeschlossen. The Black Coat in Greek, was published on Nyctophilia.gr in April, 2017. Additionally, she has sole-authored 5 books, contributed to 10 anthologies and 3 literary magazines. Midwest Book Review has reviewed her latest book, The Pacifist, which ranked#7 on amazon kindle best seller list and she ranked #2 in top 20 author rank for 2017, for Moirae and #1 for The Pacifist on Amy's book shelf reviews.
Her books have made their way into COPAC, WORLDCAT, and TROVE sites through the gateways of the Cambridge university library, the Bodleian library and the fryer Library at the university of Queensland, Australia. Jacaranda Blues and Moirae have been heritage listed by the State Library of Victoria, Australia.
She has two MA degrees in English literature from Dhaka University, Bangladesh, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (Applied Linguistics) university of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
Mehreen's story, Write Time - author, written by Toni Johnson-woods was featured in the West End Magazine 4101 Journal/ The Spring Edition/# 24 (less)
Mehreen comes from a family of writers. Many of her relatives were published writers of fiction and nonfiction including her father Manzoor Alam. Her grandfather Jan-e- Alam Chowdhury was a novelist. Currently, she lives in Brisbane Australia.