Anisul Hoque

Born in Rangpur, Bangladesh, Anisul Hoque saw the murderous campaign of the Pakistan military when he was six years old. Trained as an engineer, he, however, opted for the world of writing. An Associate Editor on the Prothom Alo, Dhaka’s leading newspaper, he is a prolific writer in Bengali. He has written more than twenty novels, a collection of poems and a considerable volume of nonfiction. He secured his position on the literary landscape of his country with the publication of M.A in 2003. A bestseller in Bangladesh, it has so far run into fifty editions. Freedom’s Mother is the English translation of Ma. He is the winner of the Bangla Academy Literary Award.