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 Lahore, Pakistan  Image by: Mira Nair

Lahore, Pakistan

Image by: Mira Nair

 
 

Biography

Ami Boghani is a writer and producer. From 2004 - 2012, she was an executive at Oscar- nominated director Mira Nair's film company, Mirabai Films. There, she helped to develop The Namesake, Amelia, produced several short films, and served as the co-producer and co-writer of The Reluctant Fundamentalist (based on Mohsin Hamid's Booker-Prize nominated novel). She was also instrumental in the establishment of the Maisha Foundation, Nair’s non-profit that trains filmmakers in East Africa. Ami has traveled to Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya as a program coordinator and mentor and now serves on Maisha’s Board of Directors. 

Most recently, Ami co-wrote The Ever Never Handbook, which is part of Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling middle grade series The School for Good and Evil. Her novel A Script For Danger is part of the Nancy Drew Diaries series (ghostwritten under the name Carolyn Keene). In 2015, she won second place in Random House’s We Need Diverse Books Short Story Contest. 

After 15 years in Brooklyn, Ami, her husband, and their daughter recently relocated to Los Angeles.