Djamila Ibrahim is a writer whose debut short story collection Things Are Good Now was shortlisted for the 2019 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Ibrahim's stories have been shortlisted for the University of Toronto’s Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction and Briarpatch Magazine’s creative writing contest. Things Are Good Now was one of Now Magazine's 10 Books to Be Excited About in 2018 and has made several CBC lists of Books and Writers to Watch. Ibrahim was formerly a senior advisor for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. She now lives and works in Toronto.