Tahmima Anam: Golden girl

<p>It is four months until publication of her debut novel, but Tahmima Anam has already been hailed as the "new Monica Ali" by the Observer. The comparison is inevitable: like Brick Lane, Londoner Anam's A Golden Age (John Murray, March) is a literary family saga about the Bangladeshi community. But the difference is that Anam has set her novel in Bangladesh itself, as it bloodily claimed its independence from Pakistan in 1971.</p><p>Anam's voice has a soft American lilt, picked up as she followed her father around the world when he was a UN diplomat. But her roots are firmly in Bangladesh:...

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