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Kanishk Tharoor


Kanishk Tharoor is a writer and broadcaster. His debut collection of short stories Swimmer Among the Stars (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) was a Guardian Book of the Year and a NPR Book of the Year. The collection was awarded the Tata First Book Award for fiction in India. His short fiction has won numerous prizes, including the Emily Balch prize for best fiction in the Virginia Quarterly Review in a calendar year, and has been nominated for the National Magazine Award. He is currently at work on a novel.

He is the presenter of “Museum of Lost Objects,” a BBC radio series on cultural destruction and public memory, now in its third season. His journalism and criticism have appeared in publications around the world, including The New York Times, Guardian, The Atlantic, The Nation, New Yorker, Paris Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He is senior editor at Foreign Affairs magazine.