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Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil

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.


Celebrating Bloomsday:

Paul Muldoon and Colm Toibin in conversation with Jeet Thayil

"Brave New World marks Bloomsday, 16 June, with a special session celebrating James Joyce’s great modernist masterpiece, Ulysses. Two of the greatest living Irish writers discuss the influence of Joyce and Irish literature with Booker shortlisted poet and novelist, Jeet Thayil. The great Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, has previously adapted The Dead as an immersive play with his wife, Jean Hanff Korelitz. Colm Tóibín, arguably Ireland’s greatest living novelist, recently wrote Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know about the fathers of Yeats, Joyce and Wilde, and their influence on Ireland’s most famous writers. Together, the three writers look at the influence of Joyce and why Ulysses still matters today. "


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