Gautam Malkani was born in London in 1976 and has been a journalist for the Financial Times since 1997. His work has also appeared in the New York Times and Prospect magazine. His first novel, Londonstani, is based on his university dissertation about the invention and performance of ethnic, class and gender identities among middle-class, wannabe rudeboys in West London.
“Malkani’s ingeniously structured first novel reads like The Catcher in the Rye with a hip young British-Asian accent… and, for once, such praise seems entirely justified.” – The Times
“Enthralling, addictive, bold and vigorous…The author deploys a shattering twist that maintains total narrative cogency while turning the entire book upside down.” – The Independent on Sunday
Agent Name: Peter Straus