New novel out in 2016.
Forthcoming Readings and Talks:
(After January 2017 -- given prior commitments, which will be kept -- Tabish Khair will do a maximum of two literary festivals and two media interviews per year.)
15 July: Carnival of Literatures, Potsdam, Germany.
Other events to be announced.
Release of new novel, JIHADI JANE, by Penguin in India on 24th June.
Release of new novel, JUST ANOTHER JIHADI JANE (Published under a slightly shorter title in India), in UK and USA in September 2016.
TO H. C. ANDERSEN
Outside the walls you crashed with Danish words,
I hold a match between finger and thumb;
Its burning opens no door, no passage.
I can almost make sense in your language:
I’m no bewitched mermaid; I have my tongue,
And poems flutter in its cage like birds.