Bilal Tanweer’s novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great (HarperCollins) won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Chautauqua Prize (US). The novel has been translated into French and German. His translation of Muhammad Khalid Akhtar’s novel and stories was published as Love in Chakiwara and Other and received the PEN Translation Fund Grant. Bilal has also translated two novels by crime fiction writer, Ibn-e Safi, The House of Fear. His writings have appeared in local and international magazines including Granta, The New York Times, Dawn, and The Caravan. He lives and teaches in Lahore.