Shortlisted for the Encore Award (UK) and longlisted for a translation prize in France.

Outlook, India

“On the surface a book about a bus journey, The Bus Stopped is a novel that reflects deeply into the nature and circumstances of human mobility in our modern, unforgiving world.”

The Hindu, India

“Khair manages to carry of his tale, or rather tales, with something close to aplomb…; he manages to be funny and irreverent, serious and compassionate in turn.”

The Times, UK

“There is much to enjoy here…the twist at the end is hilarious. Khair’s talent is as a miniaturist.”

Sunday Herald, UK

“It’s a fine work: short, sweet and brutal.”

The Independent

“A lyrical journey through small-town India.”

The Guardian

“…allows stories to emerge with immediacy and leisure, with abrupt shafts of humour…”

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