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Tahmima Anam

Novelist & Anthropologist

The Radical, Magical Power of Silence

Novelist Tahmima Anam spent 10 years working in the world of tech startups which led in part to her most recent novel, The Startup Wife. Tahmima also has a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology and she applies those skills to discuss the counterintuitive ways that women can positively influence the cultures of modern organisations.

Tahmima Anam is an anthropologist and a novelist. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.

She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and was a judge for the 2016 International Man Booker Prize. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University, and now lives in Hackney, East London.


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