Neel Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, India and educated in Calcutta, Oxford and Cambridge. He is a fiction reviewer for The Times and TIME Magazine Asia, and has also written for several other major newspapers in the UK and US. His first novel, A Life Apart, set in England and India, was published in 2010. It has been chosen as a ‘Book of the Year’ in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, the TLS and The Sunday Telegraph. It was previously published in India in 2008, as the award-winning Past Continuous. Neel Mukherjee lives in London.