Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in Paris, Bangkok, and New York. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her writing has been published in Granta, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award, and nominated for the Costa First Novel Prize. Her book, The Good Muslim, was nominated for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. She lives in London and Dhaka.