About

Neamat Imam

Neamat Imam is a Bangladeshi-Canadian writer who resides in Edmonton, Alberta. He holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from Aristotle and has taught at universities in Bangladesh. He has also authored two plays, a collection of poetry and two novellas in Bengali.

The Black Coat is his first novel. It is a Quill & Quire Book of the Year 2016 and a CBC Best Canadian Debut Novel of the Year 2016.

In 2017, Imam received two literary grants, one from Canada Council for the Arts, and the other, from Alberta Foundation for the Arts, to write his second novel in English.