Ardashir Vakil

Ardashir Vakil is an Indian-born British author whose first novel, Beach Boy, won the Betty Trask Award in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award.[1] His second novel, One Day was shortlisted for the Encore Award.

Born in Bombay and educated at The Doon School,[2] and University of Cambridge,[3] he has lived in London since 1997 with his wife and two children.[4] He teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.[1]


  • Beach Boy. Scribner. 1998. ISBN 978-0-684-85299-7.
  • One Day. Hamish Hamilton. 2003. ISBN 978-0-241-14132-8.


  1. ^ a b Ganesan, Sharmilla (26 February 2010). "Having the write stuff". Malaysia Star. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Chandra, Aparna (19 April 2003). "Twenty four hours with Ardashir". Express India. Archived from the original on 6 May 2003.
  3. ^ "Ardashir Vakil | British Council Literature". Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ Kalhra, Nonita (19 August 1997). "Face-off with Ardashir Vakil". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011.