Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay, India. He moved to Vancouver in 1998. His first novel, The Cripple and His Talismans, was published by Raincoast Books in 2004.. His second novel, The Song of Kahunsha, was published in 2006 by Doubleday Canada. It was chosen for CBC Radios Canada Reads in 2007. His first play, The Matka King, premiered at the Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver, in October 2003. His next play, Bombay Black, was produced in January 2006 by Cahoots Theatre Projects and was the winner of 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards including for Outstanding New Play. He is working on a new play, My Granny the Goldfish, for Canadian Stage.