Tahmima Anam Biography
Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1975 and grew up in Paris, New
York and Bangkok, due to her father's career with UNESCO. Her father,
Mahfuz Anam, actively participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, and
is currently the editor and publisher of the Bangladesh Daily Star -
Bangladesh's most prominent English language newspaper. He is also chairman of a Bangladeshi NGO called the Freedom Foundation. Her grandfather,
Abul Mansur Ahmed, was a renowned satirist and politician.
Tahmima Anam attended Harvard University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Social
Anthropology. In 2005 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway,
London, and is the recipient of a Writing Fellowship from the Arts Council of
England. A Golden Age is the first in a planned trilogy that brings
to life the creation of her native country.
This biography was last updated on 01/04/2008.
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