Jeet Thayil worked as a journalist for 23 years in Bombay, Bangalore, Hong Kong and New York. In 2006, he began to write fiction. His first novel, Narcopolis, was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. His five poetry collections include These Errors Are Correct, which won the Sahitya Akademi Award. As a musician, his collaborations include the noise quintet Still Dirty, the experimental trio HMT and the opera Babur in London. His most recent novel is Low.
Jeet Thayil in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji
Jeet Thayil talks about his new novel Low, his forthcoming novel Names of the Women, and submits to an Ask Me Anything live interaction with the audience