M.G. Vassanji is the author of six novels, two collections of short stories and two works of non-fiction. He has twice won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Commonwealth Prize. Vassanji grew up in Kenya and Tanzania, and received a BSc from MIT and a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Canada. In 2005, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. His latest work is Nostalgia, a novel about a future where eternal life is possible and identities can be chosen.