Tahmima Anam - The Startup Wife

Tahmima Anam is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer and Harvard-educated anthropologist. She is also an executive director of ROLI, a music technology startup with offices in New York and London. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award, and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Her other novels include The Good Muslim and The Bones of Grace and most recently The Start Up Wife. Tahmima was named as one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists of the Year in 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2014 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. She was also shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2016. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Granta and the Guardian. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she now lives in London.

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