Abu Zubair is an electrical engineer, a children's
interface designer, and an author.
He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His father was the Joint Director
of Industries of East Pakistan.
He lived through the horrific nine months of the Bangladesh War of
Independence and wrote ‘Memoirs of a Child,’ an essay describing his
experience during 1971, that won the Shankar Children’s Award from
the Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1973.
At the age of fourteen he was awarded a scholarship to Phillips
Academy Andover, Massachusetts. Since then he has been living in the
He holds degrees from Boston University in Computer Science and
Computer Engineering and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi
honorary Engineering society. While attending Occidental College, he
was awarded the Bendix Award for Physics.
He started Zubair Interfaces, Inc. a hardware design company after
his graduate work, and before that he worked as a Hardware Design
Engineer for several US corporations.
The Silent and the Lost is his debut novel set against the
Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971.