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[12 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

I meet with Tahmima Anam minutes after she has given a reading – we have only ten minutes – so I quickly rush through the questions. I’m struck at how petite she is, there is an elegant poise about her. Without warning we are interrupted by a passer by. We both apologise, even though none of its our fault and then I begin the interview…
Anam spent two years in Bangladesh researching A Golden Age. I asked her about her time there and whether at any point she felt like a …

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[17 Jul 2008 | Comments Off | ]

Tahmima Anam has become the first Bangladeshi writer to win the Overall First Book Award at The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2008. The winners were announced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in South Africa on May 18.
The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, an increasingly valued and sought-after award for fiction, is presented annually by the Commonwealth Foundation. The Prize aims to reward the best Commonwealth fiction written in English, by both established and new writers, and to take their work to a global audience.
On recieving the award, and a prize of £5000, Tahmima …