David Szalay was born in Montreal in 1974 and moved to the UK the following year.. He went to Oxford University and has written a number of radio dramas for the BBC, as well as three previous novels. He won the Betty Trask Prize for London and the South-East, along with the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was named one of The Telegraph’s Top 20 British Writers under 40. In All That Man Is, he weaves the stories of nine men at different stages in their lives. He now lives in Hungary.