Tabish Khair
Author

Indian citizen Tabish Khair left his home town of Bodh Gaya (where Buddha gained enlightenment) after being threatened by local fundamentalists. He worked as a journalist in New Delhi before moving west and now teaches literature at Aarhus University in Denmark. The Thing About Thugs is his third novel and the first to be published in the United States. It was shortlisted for the Man Asian Booker.