Reading and talk by Tabish Khair, Summer Term John Tilney Writer in Residence

Monday 18 April 2016, 6.00PM

Born and educated in Bihar, Tabish Khair is one of India's leading contemporary poets and novelists, as well as a critic.  He is the author of the poetry collections Where Parallel Lines Meet (Penguin, 2000) and Man of Glass (Harper Collins, 2010), and the novels The Bus Stopped (Picador, 2004), Filming (Picador, 2007), The Thing About Thugs (Harper Collins, 2010; Houghton Mifflin, 2012) and How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position (Interlink and Corsair, 2014).  He is also the author of the critical studies Babu Fictions: Alienation in Indian English Novels (OUP, 2001) and The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness (Palgrave, 2010).

Tabish Khair has won the All India Poetry Prize (awarded by the Poetry Society and the British Council) and his novels have been shortlisted for prestigious prizes in five countries, including the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Encore Award.  His work has been translated in several languages.

A drinks reception will follow the reading.

Location: Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Admission: All welcome, no booking required

Email: hugh.haughton@york.ac.uk

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