Ahsan Akbar was born in London, and subsequently grew up in Dhaka, before moving

back to the UK at 16 on his own. He studied at Exeter, worked as a vinyl record seller, 

bookseller, and as an equities trader in the City and Southeast Asia.


His debut book, The Devil's Thumbprint, is a collection of poems, and it is included in

the English literature programme at SOAS, University of London.


He is a business strategy consultant, founder/CEO of Teatulia UK, Oakchurch Holdings,

co-founder/director of Dhaka Lit Fest, board member of Bengal Lights and Phoneme Media.