Born in Calcutta and following a degree at Oxford, Srikumar Sen started his career as a journalist at the Statesman in India. He later moved to England where he worked at The Guardian before moving to The Times, at which he worked as their Boxing Correspondent for thirty years. The Skinning Tree is his first novel.
'The Skinning Tree' s account of Calcutta in the early forties is one of the most acute and estranging I've read of that city in a while.' Amit Chaudhuri