Tufayel Ahmed

Tufayel Ahmed

Author, journalist

Tufayel Ahmed is a journalist, author and lecturer born and raised in East London. He is the author of Better Left Unsaid (2023) and This Way Out (2022). His works centre bold and diverse characters from South Asian, Muslim and LGBTQ backgrounds and encompass themes of love, family, cultural difference and privilege.

Tufayel has worked as entertainment editor at Business Insider, senior editor at Newsweek and news editor at PinkNews. He was a finalist for journalist of the year at the 2017 Asian Media Awards and has had bylines featured in CNN, The Independent, VICE, Forbes and more. He has taught journalism at London South Bank University, delivered the prestigious Wolfenden Lecture at the University of Reading, and interviewed the likes of Ariana Grande, Morgan Freeman and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.