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.

Fall Semester 2018-19Mechanics of Fiction1801
Spring Semester 2017-18Directed Research Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Kafka and the World1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Major Voices in Contemporary American Fiction1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Fiction Writing Workshop-I1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Contemporary Short Stories1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1602
Fall Semester 2016-17In Our Times: Home, Identity, and Belonging1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Fiction Writing Workshop-I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Mechanics of Fiction1601
Spring Semester 2014-15The Urban Experience1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Fiction Writing Workshop-I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Mechanics of Fiction1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Independent Study1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Major Voices in Contemporary American Fiction1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Fiction Writing Workshop-I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Mechanics of Fiction1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Fiction Writing Workshop-I1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Contemporary Short Stories1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Fiction Writing Workshop II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Mechanics of Fiction1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Fiction Writing Workshop-I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Fiction Writing Workshop-I1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Independent Study1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Contemporary Short Stories1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Mechanics of Fiction1001
    Summer Qtr 2008-09Mechanics of Fiction804