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. In the Light of What We Know is his first novel.
Zia Haider Rahman
Zia Haider Rahman's debut novel, In The Light of What We Know, has won Britain's oldest literary prize, the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.
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Zia Haider Rahman's astounding debut novel roams from London to Kabul and New York to Islamabad as we listen to one man tell an old friend the story of his life since he disappeared.
Hooray! In the Light of What We Know, the debut novel form Zia Haider Rahman, has been longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.