A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing.
The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
In 2016, A.A. Dhand's debut novel was released to critical acclaim. Since its release, it has been selected for World Book Night 2017, chosen for Read Regional 2017 and in February 2017, Streets of Darkness smashed into the UK bestseller lists.
A.A. Dhand is currently working with a UK broadcaster to develop a TV adaptation of the book.
He still works full-time as a pharmacist and writes late at night into the early hours.