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Tariq Shah

Born: Illinois
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Connection to Illinois: Shah was born and raised in Illinois. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago.

Biography: Tariq Shah writes fiction and poetry, and has work appearing or forthcoming in Jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, No, Dear Magazine, ANMLY (fka Drunken Boat), Gravel, BlazeVox, and other publications. From 20072009, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, where he now teaches. His chapbook, heart assist device, was a finalist for the 2019 no, dear/small anchor press chapbook series. Whiteout Conditions is his first novel.

  • ''Whiteout Conditions'',
  • -- Chicago Tribune's "10 books to read in winter 2020, Big Other's "Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2020", Buzzfeed 'Most Highly Anticipated Books Of 2020'

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Whiteout Conditions
ISBN: 1937512916 OCLC: 1124320030

TWO DOLLAR RADIO, [S.l.] : 2020.