Imraan Coovadia was born in Durban in 1970. He is the author of the novels The Wedding, Green-Eyed Thieves, High Low In-between, The Institute for Taxi Poetry and Tales of the Metric System. He has also published a study of V.S. Naipaul, as well as a collection of essays, Transformations, and has contributed to several publications including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Independent, Chimurenga and The Times of India. His work has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the M-Net Prize.