Zia Haider Rahman

‘I have an ill-defined yearning to belong to some stretch of this earth’

S Prasannarajan

Zia Haider Rahman’s first novel, In the Light of What We Know, is already the literary event of the year (reviewed in Open, ‘A Groundbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, 23 June 2014). Born in Bangladesh and educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Yale, Rahman has worked as an investment banker and human rights lawyer. The novelist in conversation with S Prasannarajan, editor, Open magazine

A groundbreaking work of staggering genius

It is the slow dance of the mind that animates the pages of Zia Haider Rahman. He holds the planet in his palm and plays with it


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