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 per year.)
16-18 September: Reading in Bergen, Norway.
9-10 October: Talks and readings in London, at Southbank Centre and SOAS.
7-10 November: Talk and reading at AEDEAN, Spain.
Release of new novel, JUST ANOTHER JIHADI JANE (Published under a slightly shorter title in India), in UK and USA in September 2016.
3-4 December 2016: Poetry Festival in London.
January 2017: KALAM, Kolkatta, and JLF, Jaipur.
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.