Omair Ahmad

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Omair Ahmad is an Indian writer whose book Jimmy the Terrorist was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Ahmad was born in Aligarh, in 1974. He received his early education at international schools in Saudi Arabia and in Woodstock, Mussoorie India.[citation needed] He has degrees in international politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Syracuse University in New York, and has worked as an analyst, a reporter and a political adviser in New Delhi, London and Washington.[3]

His published works include the novels Encounters and The Storyteller’s Tale.[4] The latter is set in India in the 18th century, right after the destruction of Delhi by Ahmad Shah Durrani.

His novel Jimmy the Terrorist was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize[5][6] and went on to win the 2010 Vodafone Crossword Book Award.[7]

He has also written a narrative history of Bhutan, titled The Kingdom at the Centre of the World: Journeys into Bhutan.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Kingdom at the Centre of the World: Journeys into Bhutan (Aleph, travel, 2013)
  • Jimmy the Terrorist (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin India, novel, 2010)
  • The Storyteller's Tale (Penguin India, novella, 2009)
  • Sense Terra (Pages Editor, short stories, 2008)
  • Encounters (Tara Press, novel, 2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Knife Hidden in the Sleeve". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Omair Ahmad". Man Asian Literary Prize. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Omair Ahmad". OpenDemocracy. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Omair Ahmad". Penguin Books India. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Omair Ahmad". Jaipur Literature Festival. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Omair Ahmad". Man Asian Literary Prize. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Vodafone Crossword book awards 2010 announced". IBN Live. September 3, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Happy Kingdom". India Today. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2016.

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