Faculty Profile

Mr. Bilal Tanweer

Assistant Professor

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.

Independent StudyFall Semester 2014-151401
Mechanics of FictionFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Fiction Writing Workshop-IFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
The Urban ExperienceSpring Semester 2014-151402
Mechanics of FictionFall Semester 2016-171601
Fiction Writing Workshop-IFall Semester 2016-171601
In Our Times: Home, Identity, and BelongingFall Semester 2016-171601
Directed Research ProjectSpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Contemporary Short StoriesSpring Semester 2016-171602
Fiction Writing Workshop-IFall Semester 2017-181701
Major Voices in Contemporary American FictionFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    Mechanics of FictionSummer Qtr 2008-09804
    Mechanics of FictionFall Semester 2010-111001
    Contemporary Short StoriesSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Fiction Writing Workshop-ISpring Semester 2010-111002
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Fiction Writing Workshop-IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Mechanics of FictionSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Fiction Writing Workshop IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Contemporary Short StoriesSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Fiction Writing Workshop-ISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Mechanics of FictionFall Semester 2013-141301
    Fiction Writing Workshop-IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Major Voices in Contemporary American FictionSpring Semester 2013-141302