William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of several books including most recently, Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan. He has won the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and has, prior to the shortlisting of Return of a King, been longlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The Italian edition of Return of a King won the 2015 Hemingway Prize and the prestigious Kapuściński Prize for Literary Reportage. His latest books are the Hindustani translation of The Last Mughal, released as Aakhri Mughal, and Kohinoor, co-written with Anita Anand. Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.