Kanishk Tharoor’s debut collection of short stories, Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories, will be published by Aleph Book Company in India in January 2016, and by Picador in the UK and the Commonwealth and by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in North America in 2017.

The book won the Tata Lit Live First Book Award for Fiction. It was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award.

Other published work includes “Tale of the Teahouse“, which appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review‘s Summer 2008 issue, won the Emily C. Balch prize, and was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

“The Loss of Muzaffar”, which won a prize in The Atlantic magazine’s nation-wide student writing contest, won best fiction in the Spires Inter-collegiate writing contest and was published in First Proof, a Penguin anthology of new fiction from India.

“Elephant at Sea” appears in the anthology A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces (Aleph Book Company, December 2014) and in Huffington Post India.

An excerpt from “The Fall of an Eyelash” was published in in January 2016.

“Tiger haunting” appears in a January 2015 fiction supplement published by The Hindu.

He is a recipient of a residency at the Millay Colony and was a “Writer in Public Schools” fellow at New York Univeristy.

He is currently at work on a novel.