Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer hailing from North-West London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer-in-Residence at Paines Plough as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme 2017. In 2018 he was chosen to be a part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. In 2019, Zia’s stage debut I Wanna Be Yours premiered at the Bush Theatre. Zia has also written for My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid) at the Bunker and is currently under commission to the Royal Court and Bush Theatre. In 2021, Zia was a contributor to Royal Court’s Living Newspaper.