Mirza Waheed

Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel, The Collaborator, was an international bestseller, a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize and on the longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize. It was selected by Waterstones as part of its big literary debut promotion, ‘Waterstones 11’. It was also a book of the year for The Telegraph, New Statesman, Financial Times, Business Standard and Telegraph India, among others.

His second novel, The Book of Gold Leaves, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 and longlisted for the Folio Prize. It was also a finalist for the 2015 Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year (Fiction).

Waheed’s latest novel, Tell Her Everything, was nominated for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 and Tata Literature Live Book of the Year. Tell Her Everything won the Hindu Prize for Fiction 2019.

Mirza has written for the Guardian, the BBC, Granta, Guernica, Al Jazeera English, and The New York Times.