RANA DASGUPTA was born in Canterbury, England in 1971 and studied at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his studies he worked for a marketing consultancy firm which took him to London, Kuala Lumpur and then New York.
In 2001, he moved to Delhi to write. His first novel, Tokyo Cancelled, appeared in 2005 and was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. Solo (2009) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. The both novels are published in Bulgarian by Janet-45 Print and Publishing. His essays have appeared in such places as Granta, The Missouri Review and The New Statesman.