Rana Dasgupta (India/UK) grew up in Cambridge, England and worked for a marketing consultancy in London and New York before moving to Delhi, India to write. His first novel, Tokyo Cancelled, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 2009. Dasgupta presents his 2010 Commonwealth Prize-winning novel, Solo, a devastating and rapturous novel about the life and daydreams of Ulrich, a reclusive 100 year-old man from Bulgaria.