Mahmud Rahman was born in Dhaka and came of age during the upsurge of the late sixties that led to the creation of Bangladesh. During the 1971 war, he was a refugee in Calcutta. In his adult life, he has mostly lived in the U.S. A resident of California today, he writes fiction, essays, and translates Bangla fiction into English. He is the author of "Killing the Water: Stories" (Penguin India, 2010) and the translator of Bangladeshi novelist Mahmudul Haque’s "Black Ice" (HarperCollins India 2012). His first novel "The Fiction Factory", set in contemporary Bangladesh and centered around themes of violence, image making and propaganda, is seeking publication.
Member Since: 11/1/2012
Identity: Writer, Translator