About the Author
Ziauddin Sardar is a renowned writer, broadcaster and cultural critic. A former columnist on the New Statesman, he has also served as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He is the editor of Futures and Visiting Professor, School of Arts, The City University, London. He is the author of many books, amongst them Reading the Qur'an' and 'Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim' (Granta). Robin Yassin-Kasab is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Road From Damascus (Penguin). Born in west London, he has lived and worked in France, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Oman. He is a regular contributor to the literary pages of The Guardian and The Independent.