Omair Ahmad

Omair Ahmad is the author of Jimmy, the Terrorist (winner of the Vodafone Crossword Award for Fiction and shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize) and The Storyteller’s Tale. He grew up in Saudi Arabia and India, and has been a journalist, policy analyst and semi-employed in a variety of odd vocations in a few countries. He currently lives in New Delhi.

Favourite works


I grew up reading Jim Corbett’s stories of Indian jungles and hunting, and my mother’s copy of The Jungle Book compilation, of which Riki Tiki Tawi was my favourite story…



Motorbikes—I lust after the Moto Guzzi Grizo which I shall never own…


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