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 and the Dawn blog, Pakistan 2018 (In press).
Her academic book reviews and articles have appeared in notable peer-reviewed journals. 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), Computer Assisted Language Learning journal published by Routledge, Volume 15, 2002 and in 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: The Newsletter of the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, 2012: iatefl, LASIG, University of Canterbury, Kent U.K. Spillwords Press: Where words matter, has published her nonfiction essay,"How Can Dreams Be Categorised As Transcendental Idealism?" March 18, 2018.
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, published by Straylight Literary Magazine 2016, is a biannual magazine of the university of Wisconsin-parkland, English Department,. Bad Bone, published by Storyland Literary Review, 2018.
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 in the anthology, "Familie (er)zählt: Selection of stories completed (In press); Sammlung abgeschlossen. The Black Coat in Greek, was published on Nyctophilia.gr,magazine: ΤΟ ΜΑΥΡΟ ΠΑΛΤΟ (translation:Meleva Anastasiadou).
She has sole-authored 5 books so far, 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. Uncaged book review magazine has featured Amy Shannon's review of The Pacifist published in the November issue, 2017. This book was nominated as one of the best in 2017 awards on Amy Shannon's blog. Her travel nonfiction Snapshots ranked #17 on amazon best seller list as well.
Her books have made their way into COPAC, WORLDCAT, and TROVE sites through the gateways of the Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Library, The British Library, The Congress Library, Harvard University 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 also wrote a screenplay based on her novella, Jacaranda Blues.
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.