Hamid Ismailov is a writer and journalist. Informed by his forced relocation from Uzbekistan to the UK, his novels often look into modes of interculturality and transformation through fictional story. A selection of his novels are The Underground (2015), The Dead Lake (2014), A Poet and Bin-Laden (2012), and The Railway (2006), originally published under the pseudonym Altaer Magdi in Russia (1997). He has translated Russian and Western classics into Uzbek and Persian classics into Russian and Western languages. From 2010 to 2014 Hamid Ismailov was the first Writer in Residence for BBC World Service.
After the Wildly Improbable