Babu Bangladesh! is the debut novel by UEA alumnus Numair Atif Choudhury and has recently been published posthumously by Fourth Estate India. Numair graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 1999, and subsequently gained a PhD from the University of Texas in Dallas. He lived for several years in the USA before joining Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He died in September 2018 while travelling to present a paper at a literary conference in Japan. Babu Bangladesh! has been shortlisted for the 2019 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, which celebrates literature from across South Asia.