Rana Dasgupta is a British novelist and essayist. Born in Canterbury in 1971, he studied at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first novel, Tokyo Cancelled, appeared in 2005. Solo (2009) won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In 2014 he published Capital, a non-fiction account of the huge changes engulfing the Delhi as a result of globalization. Capital won the Ryszard Kapuscinski Award and the Prix Emile Guimet. He is currently writing After Nations, a book about the future of global political organisation.