Stefan Mohamed was born in 1988 in Kingston-upon-Thames, but spent most of his childhood in Powys, Wales. Fittingly for someone of both Jewish and Sri Lankan heritage growing up in rural Wales, much of his fiction deals with slightly out-of-place characters getting into scrapes in the countryside.
Stefan completed the first draft of his first novel, Bitter Sixteen, when he was 16. The quirky superhero adventure was eventually published in 2015 and became a Guardian Top Teen Read of 2015. The sequels, Ace of Spiders and Stanly’s Ghost, followed in 2016 and 2017. A stand-alone fantasy novel for adults, Falling Leaves appeared in 2018. Stefan is also a performing poet; his first collection of poetry was published in 2016. He has a degree in creative writing from Kingston University and lives in Bristol.