Tahmima Anam's debut novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Her follow up, The Good Muslim, was shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Freeman's, and is a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times. In 2013, she was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she now lives in London.
Anam's prose is glowing and graceful * * Guardian * * One of the most impressive novelists of her generation * * The Times * * Seemingly disparate stories slowly coming together one by one, until the moment a last piece clicks sweetly into place to give us the revelation of a perfect, satisfying whole * * Spectator * * Expansive yet intimate, weighty yet incisively funny, The Bones of Grace is a powerful examination of what it means to live in a world of collapsing boundaries and conflicting values. Few people write about identity and culture with such elegance and intelligence as Tahmima Anam -- TASH AW, author of Five Star Billionaire A novel of heart, brain, and muscle - the competing pulls of history and love are evoked here with a rare honesty, and great skill -- KAMILA SHAMSIE Fierce and intimate, lyrical and expansive, The Bones of Grace offers what a great novel does: symphonic movements, historical landscapes that shape our private landscapes of love and life, mysteries and enchantments, the unforgettable and the unforgotten. Tahmima Anam is a mesmerizer -- YIYUN LI Anam has a knack for making you care so desperately for her characters that you admire their failings as much as their strengths * * Daily Mail * * Absolutely beautiful -- GEORGE ALAGAIA Personal destinies and public roles, national and international economies of desire and labour, and - perhaps most compellingly - the shadows of a traumatic past which nearly destroyed a nation . . . the story is speckled with anecdotes from the history of a country both young and very old * * Guardian * * Intimate, confessional, alluring . . . a polyphony of pasts, from prehistoric to the present * * Financial Times * * Powerful . . . Superlative writing * * Observer * *