Tom Rachman

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Tom Rachman (born 1974)[1] is an English/Canadian novelist. His debut novel is The Imperfectionists, published in 2010 by Dial Press, an imprint of Random House.[2] The book has been published in 25 languages.

Rachman was born in London, England and grew up in Vancouver. Rachman studied at the University of Toronto and obtained a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He worked as a journalist for the Associated Press. He currently lives in London with his partner, Alessandra Rizzo and their child. His brother is the Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman; their sister Emily died of breast cancer in 2012.[3]



  • The Imperfectionists (2010)
  • The Rise & Fall of Great Powers (2014)
  • The Italian Teacher (2018)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  2. ^ "Publishers Weekly". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "How I mourned my sister through the books she left behind". Washington Post. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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