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Ahsan Akbar

Ahsan Akbar was born in London, and subsequently grew up in Dhaka, before moving back to the UK at 16 on his own. He studied at Exeter, worked as a vinyl record seller, bookseller, and as an equities trader in the City and Southeast Asia. His debut book, The Devil’s Thumbprint, is a collection of poems.

He is a producer of Hay Festival Dhaka and board member of Bengal Lights, Bangladesh’s most prominent new English literary journal. He lives in Londonand is currently at work on a novel.