Farahad Zama author biography, plus links to books by Farahad Zama.

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Farahad Zama

Farahad Zama was born in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) on the eastern coast of India in 1966. After obtaining a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering at Kharagpur, near Kolkata, he moved to Mumbai to work for an investment bank. An arranged marriage to a Vizag girl soon followed. His career took him to New York, Zurich and Luxembourg and finally brought him to London for six months. Sixteen years later Farahad is still in South London with his Vizag girl and two Croydon-born boys.

His first book, The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, was a Richard and Judy Daily Mail selection and was shortlisted for Waterstone's First Novel at the 2009 National Book Awards and a Muslim Writers Award and it won the Melissa Nathan Award.

This biography was last updated on 06/11/2009.

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