NEAMAT IMAM grew up in Chandpur, Bangladesh, and immigrated to Canada in 2006. He attended Dhaka University for an MA in English Literature and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for a PhD in Theatre Studies. His first novel, THE BLACK COAT, became a CBC Best Book of the Year and a Quill & Quire Best Debut Novel of the Year in 2016. It was praised by the Sunday Guardian as ‘the gold standard for any book which seeks to engage with South Asian politics or history’. He has adapted John Osborne’s LOOK BACK IN ANGER and Edward Bond’s STONE for Bangladesh Television, and has published two novellas, ELEPHANT ROAD (1997) and BOIDIK (1999), two plays, NISPRIHO NISHSHORON (1993) and PARAVARTY DRISHSHYA (1996), and a book of poetry, AMAAR RASHTRO AMAAR NAGORIK (2010), in Bengali.
He lives in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, Wenshu He, and their two children.