Tabish Khair reads and discusses his poetry and fiction
August 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tabish Khair is a poet, novelist, and academic who was born and educated in Gaya, a small town in North India. He now primarily resides in Denmark, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus. He is the author of two poetry collections and seven novels. His novels include How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position (HarperCollins, Interlink and Corsair 2014) and Just Another Jihadi Jane (Penguin/Periscope 2016; Interlink 2017). Khair has also published children’s literature and scholarly works, including Babu Fictions: Alienation in Indian English Novels (Oxford UP, 2001) and The Gothic, Postcolonialism, and Otherness (Palgrave, 2010), The New Xenophobia (OUP, 2016). His latest novel is Night of Happiness (Picador, 2018). Translated into various languages, Khair has won or been shortlisted for major poetry and fiction prizes in six countries: these include the All India Poetry Prize and the Hong Kong based international Man Asian Prize, the DSC Prize for South Asia, the Encore Award in the UK, the Hindu Fiction Prize, etc.