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Ahmad Saidullah

Ahmad Saidullah was born in Ottawa, Ontario, grew up in India, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. The title story from his debut collection Happiness and Other Disorders won second prize in the 2005 CBC Literary Awards.
Happiness and Other Disorders book cover

Fiction (Short stories)

Happiness and Other Disorders

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2008.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Set in India, Burma, England, the Czech Republic, Greenland, the US, and Canada, from World War II to the present, Happiness and Other Disorders offers astonishingly subtle and vivid portraits of characters and societies torn apart by violence and oppression.

Awards and Honours

2009 Danuta Gleed Literary Award (Finalist)

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Ahmad Saidullah.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 160.
Z1376 .S68 C45 2017


Blog for Happiness and Other Disorders

Member profile from the Writers’ Union of Canada website