Tahmima Anam is an anthropologist and novelist. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 2008. In 2013, she was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent and she is a Contributing Opinion Writer for the International New York Times. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University, and now lives in Hackney, East London.