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- April 22nd 2014
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(first published March 4th 2014)
Zia Haider Rahman
- Born: Bangladesh.
- Description: Zia Haider Rahman is a British novelist of Bangladeshi origin. Born in rural Bangladesh in the shadow of the 1971 war, Rahman moved with his family to London, where he flourished academically and gained a place at Oxford University to study mathematics.
His success at Oxford led to a host of scholarships and further studies at Munich, Cambridge and Yale Universities. After working for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, Rahman studied law and became an international human rights lawyer.
His debut novel In the Light of What We Know was published in 2014. It has been received with international critical acclaim, and was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2014 and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014.