Tabish Khair - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Born in Ranchi and educated in Gaya, Bihar, Tabish Khair is the author of critically-acclaimed books, including the novels, Filming: A Love Story, The Thing About Thugs, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position, Just Another Jihadi Jane, and the poetry collections, Where Parallel Lines Meet and Man of Glass. His studies include The Gothic, Postcolonialism and
Otherness and The New Xenophobia. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize, his novels have been shortlisted for more than a dozen major prizes, including the Man Asian, the DSC Prize, the Sahitya Academy Award, and the Encore. He recently published a poetry pamphlet, Quarantined Sonnets (Kitaab, Singapore), on the pandemic, with profits being donated to a migrant worker charity. In 2022, he published a speculative post-pandemic novel, titled The Body by the Shore, released in India by HarperCollins.