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 equities trader in the City of London 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.