Tabish Khair

Tabish Khair is the author of a number of books, including studies, poetry collections and novels. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize, Khair’s novels have been shortlisted for the Encore Award (UK), Vodafone Crossword Award (India), Hindu Best Fiction Prize (India), Man Asian Literature Prize (Hong Kong/UK), DSC Prize for South Asia (UK/India), Aloa Prize (Denmark) and Prix de l’Inapercu (France). His novel, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position, was dubbed “unmissable” by the Times and “irreverent, intelligent, explosive” by The Independent. It was a New Statesman book of the year and an Irish Times paperback of the week, and described as the ‘best’ post-9/11 novel by the New Republic. His recent works include Jihadi Jane and Night of Happiness.