Tariq Latif was born in a small village outside Lahore in Pakistan. He graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in Physics and worked in Manchester for fifteen years in a family printing business. He has recently moved to the outbacks of Argyll and Bute where he works part-time as a telephone sales person and spends his free time roaming the Scottish Highlands and writing occasional verse. He was the First Prize winner of the Daily Mail National Poetry Competition 2004, and his work has been featured on BBC2 television and BBC Radio 4. The Punjabi Weddings is his third collection from Arc.