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Bilal Tanweer

Bilal TANWEER (poet, fiction writer, translator; Pakistan) is a writer and translator whose fiction, poetry and translations have appeared in Granta, Vallum, Critical Muslim and Words Without Borders, among others. One of Granta's "New Voices for 2011," a recipient of a PEN Translation Fund Grant and of a Fulbright, he holds an MFA in Writing (fiction) from Columbia University. His first novel, The Scatter Here Is Too Great, appeared in 2013, and was published in French translation in 2014. He teaches courses in creative writing and contemporary literature at LUMS, Lahore.

Bilal is one of the nine original Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, Practice project participants who met in the Maldives in the spring of 2014 to discuss shared heritages and writing traditions. He is currently conducting a Silk Routes mini-grant with Shandana Minhas entitled, "Silk Routes Residency."