Humayun Ahmed was born in 1948. He divides his time between teaching science and writing. His style is simple and clear and his stories are often tinged with romanticism which has earned him immense success with the young Bangladeshi generation. However, he is not widely recognized within the intellectual community. His literary works - novels and short stories - are numerous. Since his first novel in 1972, he has received numerous literary awards, including that of the Bangla Academy.