Tom Rachman was born in London and raised in Vancouver. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Columbia School of Journalism. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press (stationed in Rome, with assignments taking him to Japan, South Korea, Turkey and Egypt, among other places). Since 2006, he has worked as an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. The Imperfectionists is his first novel and is being published in ten countries.