A.X. Ahmad grew up in India, was educated at MIT, and worked for many years as an international architect before taking up writing full time. As Amin Ahmad, his short stories and essays on immigrant life have been published in The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, The New England Review, Narrative Magazine and The Good Men Project. He’s been a finalist for Glimmertrain’s Short Story Award, and been listed in Best American Essays. He has studied writing at N.Y.U., The New School, and Grubstreet. A.X. lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches at the Bethesda Writer’s Center. The Caretaker is the first in a trilogy featuring the adventures of illegal immigrant Ranjit Singh. Bollywood Taxi, the second in the series, will be published in 2014.