Born in Pakistan, Imtiaz Dharker grew up a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household in Glasgow and eloped with a Hindu Indian to live in Bombay. She is now making a new life between India, London and Wales. She is an accomplished artist and documentary film-maker, and has published six books with Bloodaxe: Postcards from God (including Purdah) (1997), I Speak for the Devil (2001), The Terrorist at My Table (2006), Leaving Fingerprints (2009), Over the Moon (2014) and Luck is the Hook (2018). All her poetry collections are illustrated with her drawings, which form an integral part of the books. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014.