Author | Swimmer Among the Stars
Kanishk Tharoor is the author of the short story collection Swimmer Among the Stars, a Guardian and NPR Best Book of the Year and the winner in India of the Tata First Book Prize for Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Guardian, Atlantic, The Nation, New Yorker, Paris Review, Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. His short story “Tale of the Teahouse” was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He is the presenter of the BBC radio series “Museum of Lost Objects.” He studied at Yale, Columbia, and New York University, where he was a “Writer in Public Schools” fellow.
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