Shashi Tharoor

International fiction writer; widely published critic, commentator & columnist in Indian & Western publications, Shashi is also a United Nations official whose career includes working for refugees(head of UNHCR office, Singapore- boat people crisis), handling peace-keeping operations(Yuguslavia 91-96) and currently a Senior Aide to the Secretary-General of the UN, Director of Communications & Special Projects, Head of UN Department of Public Information.

Book credits
Reasons of State '81, The Great Indian Novel '89, Show Business '92, The Five Dollar Smile & Other Stories '93, India: From Midnight to the Millennium '97, The Wheel of Fire & Other Stories:Evocative Stories from the Other India '99, Riot 2001.

Winner of the Feeration of Indian Publishers' Best Book award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Great Indian Novel (Eurasia), Rajika Kripalani Young Journalist Award.

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