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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tariq Shah  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: Illinois


Illinois Connection

Shah was born and raised in Illinois. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tariq Shah writes fiction and poetry, and has work appearing or forthcoming in Jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, No, Dear Magazine, ANMLY (fka Drunken Boat), Gravel, BlazeVox, and other publications. From 20072009, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, where he now teaches. His chapbook, heart assist device, was a finalist for the 2019 no, dear/small anchor press chapbook series. Whiteout Conditions is his first novel.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Whiteout Conditions'', *Chicago Tribune's "10 books to read in winter 2020, Big Other's "Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2020", Buzzfeed 'Most Highly Anticipated Books Of 2020'