Hamid Ismailov was born in 1954 in Kyrgyzstan, near Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He left Uzbekistan for political reasons in 1992 and came to England. He joined the BBC World Service and became head of their Central Asian Service. His work is still banned in Uzbekistan.
(Only books translated into English)
1997 Железная Дорога (Railway)
2009 Мбобо (Undergound)
2011 Вундеркинд Ержан (Dead Lake)
2012 Поэт и Бин Ладен (A Poet and Bin-Laden)
2012 Жинлар базми (The Devil’s Dance)