Associate Professor (Docent)

Room: E848
Office hours: by appointment

MAHMUTOVIĆ has a PhD in English Literature from Stockholm University and MFA in Creative Writing, City University of Hong Kong. He has lectured at the Department of English, Stockholm University, since 2007 and acted as the fiction editor at Two Thirds North, a journal of transnational writing, since 2010.

He frequently reviews for scholarly journals in literary studies and creative writing. Below is the list of major publications. Besides these he has published scholarly articles in books and journals such as Studies in the Novel, Writing in Practice, Transnational Literature, Mosaic, ImageTexT Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, American Studies in Scandinavia, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, The Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, The Journal of Contemporary Literature, The Coleridge Bulletin,

His stories and creative non-fiction appear widely in the UK and US magazines, and his essay “Comics, War and Ordinary Miracles” has been adapted for BBC Radio.

He is a recipient of many awards for fiction and has served a judge on a number of literary prizes, including Neustadt Prize for Literature.



Ways of Being Free: Authenticity and Community in Selected Works by Rushdie, Ondaatje, and Okri. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2012.


Thinner than a Hair. Cinnamon Press, 2010.

How To Fare Well and Stay Fair. Salt Publishing, 2012.


Gusul. ARTWERK, 2012.


The Craft of Editing. With Lucy Durneen. Routledge, 2018.


Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives. With Francesco Alesio Ursini and Frank Bramlett. McFarland Press, 2017.

Which Side Are You On: Worlds of Grant Morrison. With Francesco Alesio Ursini and Frank Bramlett. A special issue of ImageTexT 8:2, 2015.


“Future in Comics.” Co-organized with Frank Bramlett, Frida Beckman and Francesco Alessio Ursini. Stockholm, May 2015.

“Which Side Are You On: Worlds of Grant Morrison.” Co-organized with Frank Bramlett and Francesco Alessio Ursini. Stockholm, December 2013.