About Imraan Coovadia
Born in Durban and formerly resident in New York, Imraan Coovadia now lives in Cape Town, where he lectures in the English Department at the University of Cape Town. He has taught 19th Century Studies and Creative Writing at a number of US universities.
His debut novel, The Wedding, published simultaneously in the US and SA in 2001, has been translated into Hebrew and Italian. It was shortlisted for the 2002 Sunday Times Fiction Award, Ama-Boeke Prize (2003), IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award (2005), and was chosen as book of the week by Exclusive Books (South Africa) and Asian Week.com.
He is also the author of Green-Eyed Thieves (Umuzi, 2006) and High Low In-between (Umuzi, 2009); plus the critical Authority and Authorship in VS Naipaul (Macmillan 2009), and The Institute of Taxi Poetry (Umuzi, 2012).
His most recent novel is Tales of the Metric System (Umuzi, 2014).