'I greatly admired the imaginative range and adventurousness of Kanishk Tharoor's stories in Swimmer Among the Stars' Pankaj Mishra, Guardian 'Best Books of 2017'
'[A] remarkably crafted and imaginative debut collection of stories that span space and time.' New York Times
'Haunting and mysteriously powerful . . . Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original and probing mind.' Amitav Ghosh
An interview with the last speaker of a language. A chronicle of the final seven days of a town that is about to be razed to the ground by an invading army. The lonely voyage of an elephant from Kerala to a princess's palace in Morocco. A coterie of international diplomats trapped in near-Earth orbit. Kanishk Tharoor's collection of dazzling stories are furiously inventive, beautifully crafted and remarkably assured.
'Kanishk Tharoor's debut has an impressively wide scope. Its thirten stories skip through countries, continents, and centuries in past and future . . . Highly playful and imaginative.' Financial Times
'[A] dazzling first book of short stories . . . A near pitch-perfect collection.' Independent
'Tharoor's work has something in common with the fantastical world-building of writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, but there is also a distinct fairy-tale quality, connecting him to a much older storytelling tradition.' New York Times