Zia Haider Rahman

Zia Haider Rahman

Born in rural Bangladesh, Zia Haider Rahman was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Cambridge, Munich, and Yale Universities. He has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and as an international human-rights lawyer. His first novel, In the Light of What We Know, won the 2015 James Tait Black Prize, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014, and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Orwell Prize for Fiction.

 

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#diversedecember

#diversedecember

You may have read or heard about a fantastic initiative on Twitter to get readers recommending and discovering more books by BAME authors: #diversedecember.

Inspired by this, the Picador editorial team have picked out a few books they’ve recently read and would recommend for #diversedecember.

Three Picador books on National Book Awards shortlists!

Three Picador books on National Book Awards shortlists!

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent has been shortlisted in the International Author of the Year category, and In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton have both been shortlisted in the Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year category.