Ahmed Masoud is the author of the debut novel Vanished - The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda. Ahmed is a writer and director who grew up in Palestine and moved to the United Kingdom in 2002. His credits include Application 39 (WDR Radio Drama Germany, 2018), Camouflage (London, 2017), The Shroud Maker (London, 2015– 2018), Walaa, Loyalty (London, 2014, funded by Arts Council England), Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London and Edinburgh, 2009), and Escape from Gaza (BBC Radio 4, 2011). Ahmed is the founder of Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre (2005), where he wrote and directed several productions in London, with subsequent European tours. After finishing his PhD research, Ahmed published many journal articles, including a chapter in Britain and the Muslim World: A Historical Perspective (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). An earlier version of Vanished won the Muslim Writers Awards (London, 2011, supported by Penguin Books). For more information, please visit www.ahmedmasoud.co.uk.

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