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Abir Mukherjee


India

Abir Mukherjee grew up in the West of Scotland. At the age of fifteen, his best friend made him read Gorky Park and he's been a fan of crime fiction ever since. The child of immigrants from India, A Rising Man, his debut novel, was inspired by a desire to learn more about this crucial period in Anglo-Indian history that seems to have been almost forgotten. It won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and became the first in a series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and 'Surrender-not' Banerjee. Abir lives in London with his wife and two sons.
 
Awards
Jhalak Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : A Rising Man
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : A Rising Man
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2018) : A Rising Man