Faculty Profile

Mr. Bilal Tanweer

Assistant Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Bilal Tanweer is a writer and translator. He was one of Granta's 'New Voices' and a recipient of the PEN Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Muhammad Khalid Akhtar's Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures (Picador India, 2016). He has also translated two novels by Ibn-e Safi, The House Fear (Random House India, 2010). He is an Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. 

His debut novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great was published in India (Random House, 2013), the United States (Harper Collins, 2014), the United Kingdom (Jonathan Cape, 2014) and France (title: Le monde n'a pas de fin, Editions Stock, 2014). It is forthcoming in Germany by Hanser (2016). The novel won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014 and was a finalist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015 and The Chautauqua Prize 2015.

He was selected as a Fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude for 2015-2017.

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Kafka and the World 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Major Voices in Contemporary American Fiction 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Contemporary Short Stories 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 In Our Times: Home, Identity, and Belonging 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Mechanics of Fiction 1601
Spring Semester 2014-15 The Urban Experience 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Mechanics of Fiction 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Major Voices in Contemporary American Fiction 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Mechanics of Fiction 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Contemporary Short Stories 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Fiction Writing Workshop II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Mechanics of Fiction 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Fiction Writing Workshop-I 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Contemporary Short Stories 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Mechanics of Fiction 1001
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Mechanics of Fiction 804