Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam

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Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Her follow up, The Good Muslim, was shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and is a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she now lives in London.



She had witnessed the birth of so many of these beings, held their hands as they left their sea-scapes and came ashore, but she had never allowed herself the thought that it might someday be hers

The Good Muslim

Tahmima Anam

It could have been a smile, or it could have been a grimace. And the tickle in her throat could have been a chuckle or it could have been tears. It was mixed up: sad; funny; unfunny

A Golden Age

Tahmima Anam

I’ve only ever been a hair away from being utterly alone in the world

The Bones of Grace

Tahmima Anam

Watch The Garden of Readin’s review of The Bones of Grace

A beautiful trailer for The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam.