Kanishk Tharoor is a writer and broadcaster. His debut collection of short stories is Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories, published by Aleph Book Company in India, Picador in the UK and Commonwealth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux in North America, and Editions Le Seuil in France. His short fiction has won numerous prizes and been nominated for the National Magazine Award. He is currently at work on a novel. He is the presenter of “Museum of Lost Objects,” a BBC radio series on cultural heritage and public memory. Previous seasons have visited Iraq and Syria, India, and Pakistan.