Samira Ahmed was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Chicago. Her debut novel, Love, Hate & Other Filters, was a New York Times best-seller, and she is currently writing a middle-grade novel.
The most recent Ms. Marvel series, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel, by writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Minkyu Jung, wrapped up in February (see “Final ‘Magnificent Ms. Marvel’”), but the character still has a lot going on. Marvel Studios is working on a live-action Ms. Marvel series for Disney+, with Iman Vellani in the title role (see “‘Ms. Marvel’ Casting”), which will be released later this year; Vellani will also appear as Ms. Marvel in the movie The Marvels (see “Marvel Movie Sizzle Reel Reveals New Titles, Dates, Footage”). In addition, Scholastic will publish a graphic novel, Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin, by Nadia Shammas and Nabi H. Ali, which is slated for September (see “Kids Week: A Guide to Marvel’s Young Reader Comics and Graphic Novels”).