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Writer’s Ink: Saladin Ahmed

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Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed is the author of the award-winning Throne of the Crescent Moon [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] (reviewed here), in addition to a number of short stories. You can find some of those stories in his free collection Engraved on the Eye.

He also offers editing/critique services.

From Saladin:

My tattoo says “Hurriya” – roughly, “freedom” - in very stylized Arabic. It’s based on calligraphy by Nihad Dukhan.

It’s green because green is significant in Arab and Muslim cultures and in Irish culture (I’m Irish on my Mom’s side). It’s on my left arm for political associations and because I’m a southpaw.

The work was done by the late great Ann Arbor tattoo artist Suzanne Fauser. And it was a gift from my father for graduating college.

 

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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deborahblakehps
Aug. 24th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Very cool! And I love that you're wearing a shirt that matches it for the photo.
law_nerd
Aug. 25th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
Can't quite imagine my father giving a tattoo as a grad present... or any other kind of present... so that's even cooler 'cause it's second generation cool!
thewayne
Aug. 25th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
I got a credit card and instructions to 'buy a good camera' when I graduated highschool. I made a great decision in what I bought, then followed it up a few years later to sell my kit to buy a view camera for which I was not ready.
thewayne
Aug. 25th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
Saladin was recently a contestant on the NPR news quiz show Ask Me Another, he even got to shill his book as Lord of the Rings meets the Arab Spring. Sounds quite cool, I need to check it out. I only have 15 million other books to read....

And Go Southpaws! Sinister is where it's at!
baker_kitty
Aug. 25th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
It's a fantastic book. Do make room in your stack for it. :)
thewayne
Aug. 25th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I don't read a lot of fantasy but I'll add it to my list.
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