Altaf Tyrewala

Altaf Tyrewala (born 1977) is an Indian, English-language author and columnist. He lives in Dallas and works in the elearning industry. Altaf was born in Byculla, Mumbai in a Khoja Ismaili family. He did his schooling at St. Mary's ICSE, Mazagaon.[1] He studied advertising and marketing in New York City, and earned a BBA from Baruch College in 1999 before returning to Mumbai to work on his critically acclaimed debut novel "No God in Sight".[2] The book has been translated into Marathi, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch, and published in the US and Canada. In 2012, he published "The Ministry of Hurt Sentiments" and a collection of short stories "Engglishhh" in 2014.[3]

Tyrewala's short stories have been included in several Indian and international anthologies.[4] His work has been hailed as "more sophisticated and universal than Adiga’s" by some critics.[5]

Tyrewala is a member of the board of advisors for the literary journal The Bombay Review.[6]


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  1. ^ "The Mahanagari of missed chances". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Terror, riots, No God in Sight". Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Kitaab interview with Altaf Tyrewala: Never think of a short story in isolation". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Siddhartha". Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  5. ^ "The year we reclaimed our English". Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  6. ^ "Board of Advisors". THE BOMBAY REVIEW. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.