Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom. The most famous of his novels are Paradise (1994), which was shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread Prize, Desertion (2005), and By the Sea (2001), which was longlisted for the Booker and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

Books in order of publication:

Novels

  • Memory of Departure (1987)
  • Pilgrims Way (1988)
  • Dottie (1990)
  • Paradise (1994)
  • Admiring Silence (1996)
  • By the Sea (2001)
  • Desertion (2005)
  • The Last Gift (2011)
  • Gravel Heart (2017)

Short stories

  • My Mother Lived on a Farm in Africa (2006)