Nadeem Zaman

Contact Information:


Nadeem Zaman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and grew up there and in Chicago. His fiction has appeared in Elsewhere Lit, Roanoke Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal,, Open Road Review, The Milo Review, The East Bay Review, The Coppefield Review, China Grove, Eastlit, 94 Creations, Dhaka Tribune, and

Full-length play:

American Enemy
Cast size: 7 (3W; 4M)
Time: Early 2017
Setting: An airport interrogation room; an auditorium; an apartment.
As the frenzy of travel bans are unleashed via executive orders a Bangladeshi-American Muslim professor of political science is detained on his way back to the U.S. after presenting a controversial paper at Dhaka University in Bangladesh. His professional and personal relationships are seen through the predicaments he faces at a time when his identity could at any time have him perceived as a “threat to national security.”

Professional Associations:

Louisville Literary Arts – Board Member