M.G. VASSANJI was born in Nairobi, Kenya, grew up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and went to university in the US. Vassanji is the author of nine novels including The Gunny Sack, which won a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; No New Land; The Book of Secrets,which won the very first Giller Prize; Amriika; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall,which also received the Giller Prize; The Assassin’s Song; and most recently, Nostalgia, which was longlisted for Canada Reads 2017. He is also the author of three short-story collections, a travel memoir about India and East Africa, and a biography of Mordecai Richler. His latest book is What You Are.