Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds (1993), Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) — longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award — The Wasted Vigil (2009, described by A. S. Byatt as “unforgettable [...] tragic and beautifully written”) and, most recently, The Blind Man’s Garden (2013). Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England.