Adam Zameenzad appeared on the British literary scene in 1987 with the publication of ‘The Thirteenth House’ which won the ‘David Higham’ prize for the First Best Novel of the year. It was followed by his most popular and best loved book ‘My Friend Matt and Henna The Whore’ in 1988, in 1989 ‘Love Bones & Water’ was published and in 1990 ‘Cyrus Cyrus’ each receiving the same degree of critical acclaim accorded to his first novel both here in the UK and the US. He went on to write two other books, ‘Gorgeous white female’ and his last published book ‘Pepsi & Maria.’
He was a non-conformist and sacrificed all in order to be the voice of compassion and humanity.
Review on ‘My Friend Matt & Henna The Whore.’ –
‘Beautifully written, imbued with enormous integrity and insight, his book is a plea for us to exercise humanity towards our fellow humans; it is in the characters’ expressions of love and care that we are offered a glimmer of hope, both for the present and the future.’ – Time Out
From his daughter Samia.