Tabish Khair was born and educated in a small town in Bihar, India, and is the author of several novels including The Thing about Thugs and How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position. He has been awarded the All India Poetry Prize by the Poetry Society and the British Council. His novels have been translated into several languages, and have been shortlisted for nine prestigious prizes in five countries, including the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in a village near Aarhus, Denmark.