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Monica Ali was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in England. She is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists of the decade, Newcomer of the Year at the 2004 British Book Awards and has been nominated for most of the major literary prizes in Britain. Brick Lane was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the George Orwell Prize for political writing and the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Internationally there has been similar recognition including, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times ‘First Fiction’ Prize where the book was shortlisted.

Monica Ali lives in London with her husband and two children, and is working on her next novel.

If you like Monica Ali you might also like to read books by Anne Enright, Ann Patchett and Tash Aw.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Monica Ali

Untold Story by Monica Ali
Untold Story
Monica Ali
Reinvention, romance, adventure and the dark fairytale that was the life of one of the most famous women in the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
Untold Story by Monica Ali
Untold Story
Monica Ali
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 28 April 2011. What if Princess Diana hadn't died? What if the tragedy in the Alma Tunnel never happened, and she were still alive today? Where would she be, and what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2011
In The Kitchen by Monica Ali
In The Kitchen
Monica Ali
A follow up to Brick Lane this story revolves around Gabriel Lightfoot, head chef at a London hotel. On discovering a murdered body at the hotel we follow how this affects Gabriel from his thoughts about his staff to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2010
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Brick Lane
Monica Ali
What else can we say about this outrageously sucessful first novel - rich, complex and rewarding and a 'must' read.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2004

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