Ian Buruma was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and English mother in 1951. Though educated in both Holland and Japan, Ian Buruma spent a great portion of his life in Asia.
He has written such books as "God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey," "Behind the Mask" and "The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan."
His novel, "Playing the Game," is a fictional biography about the life of an Indian prince who played cricket in Britain.
Besides being an outstanding author, Mr. Buruma has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.