Monica Ali was born Bangladesh, and grew up in England. Her first novel, Brick Lane, was shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize.

Brick Lane was also nominated for the George Orwell Prize for political writing and the prestigious Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Further novels include Untold Story, In The Kitchen, and Alentejo Blue. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Monica Ali

All nominated books

Brick Lane