Sadi Muktadir is a born and raised Torontonian, his parents having emigrated from Bangladesh for a better life. His upbringing was a special blend of competing values, some Western and some worldly, an experience many second generation immigrants can relate to. He’s been an avid reader and writer his entire life, consuming books and pages at an unhealthy pace in the libraries of East York and Scarborough. His stories are focused on the urban experiences of out-of-place youth in the GTA, and their attempts at forging an identity. His writing was first featured in the 2017 Spring/Summer Humber Literary Review. Subsequently, he won the Gerrard-India Bazaar ‘What’s Your Bazaar Memory’ Short Story Contest, and the ‘2017 What’s Your Story’ Contest for East Toronto in the category of Best Emerging Artist. He was recently Longlisted for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Literary Excellence, and has work forthcoming in the 2018 Hart House Winter Supplement. His work has also appeared in Ricepaper Magazine, The Danforth Review and other places. Outside of writing, Sadi is obsessed with food, film, video games, his friends, and telling jokes. In his spare time, he runs a food website dedicated to celebrating some of Toronto’s lesser known, multi-ethnic restaurant owners and chefs. Currently, he is squandering his twenties working in an office downtown, building towards the fantasy of writing abroad.