Rosie Dastgir’s debut novel, A Small Fortune, is published by Penguin Riverhead in the US, by Quercus in the UK and in France by Editions Christian Bourgois (January 2013).
She was born and brought up in Bedford, England, to a Pakistani father and an English mother and was educated at Oxford and New York universities.
Rosie worked in documentary development at the BBC, and script-writing for UK independent companies.
In 2005, after living in Whitechapel, east London for ten years, she moved to Brooklyn, New York.
Photo: Ismael Ramirez