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Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop. Mohammed received a 2015 The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award and his debut novel, The Tribe was translated into Mandarin. Mohammed also adapted The Tribe for the stage with Urban Theatre Projects in 2015, which received the 2016 FBi Smac Award for Best On-Stage Production. Mohammed received his Doctorate of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University in 2017. His forthcoming novel, The Lebs, will be published in March 2018.