Marion Molteno is a prize-winning novelist. She grew up in South Africa but left it after opposing apartheid. She has worked with multi-ethnic communities in the UK, and internationally for Save the Children. Her novel Uncertain Light, described by a Man Booker judge as ‘a moving and necessary novel,’ is set among humanitarian workers in India and Central Asia. If you can walk, you can dance won a Commonwealth Writers Prize, and A Shield of Coolest Air the David Thomas Award. She edits Ralph Russell’s work on Urdu literature; the latest, The Famous Ghalib, introduces ghazals to those who do not know Urdu.