Siddhartha Deb grew up in North-East India, moving to Calcutta to study English Literature. He was a journalist for national publications in Calcutta and Delhi and his journalism has appeared in Biblio, Indian Review of Books, The India Magazine and Man’s World, the Observer and the LRB. Since 1998, he has been living in the USA. His debut, The Point of Return, was published by Picador and the Ecco Press, and the same published his second novel Surface, or An Outline of the Republic. He is at work on The Eight Continent, a book about India, for Viking UK and Doubleday Canada.