Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam


Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was selected as a Granta Best of Young British Novelist 2013. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award in 2007, and was the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Her second novel, The Good Muslim, was shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was also longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2011. She lives in London.

  • The Good Muslim

    The Good Muslim


    Tahmimi Anam talks about the political and historical backdrop of her novel.

  • Granta Book at Bedtime BBC Radio 4


    Following the announcement of Granta's once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty Best Young British Novelists aged under forty for 2013, Book at Bedtime brings five stories or extracts by some of the writers on the list to the airways.In today's story, Anwar gets Everything, a construction worker in Dubai witnesses an incident which will change his life.

  • Granta's Best of Young British Novelists: review


    Anthony Cummins looks at the newest batch of novelists tipped for success by Granta

  • Granta list of top young novelists is female-dominated and international


    Inclusion of Pakistan-born Kamila Shamsie sharpens polemical blade of list that also includes Zadie Smith and Xiaolu Guo

  • 12 ‘Granta’-Anointed Best Young British Novelists on Their Favorite Young British Writers


    Curious as to the reading lists of these future international literary stars, we reached out to ask them to tell us about their favorite writers

  • Rewriting the book on our national identity


    The globetrotting lives of our 20 brightest young novelists reflect how our own sense of Britishness is changing

  • Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists


    Penguin-style biographies for the twenty listed writers with essays, reviews and free fiction.

  • Tahmima Anam's website

    Tahmima Anam

    Tahmima Anam's official website.

  • Canons


    A Golden Age and The Good Muslim - 2 for £10

  • The Good Muslim reading group guide


    Click here to download our reading guide for The Good Muslim.

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