Read by Rhik Samadder
the full text of this story may be found here at Granta where Bilal is featured as one of their New Voices
After That, We Are Ignorant by Bilal Tanweer was read by Rhik Samadder at the Liars' League Fact & Fiction event on Tuesday 8 March 2011 at the Phoenix, Cavendish Sq., London
*From The Author*
After That, We Are Ignorant is set on a bus in Karachi, Pakistan. It is the first of a collection of interconnected stories that are linked by the event which occurs at the end of the story.
Bilal Tanweer is a writer and translator. He has an MFA in Writing (fiction) from Columbia University for which he received the Fulbright Scholarship. He was one of the eleven recipients of the 2010 PEN Translation Fund Grant for his forthcoming book of translation and was selected as one of Granta’s New Voices in January 2011. He is working on a novel.
Rhik Samadder's first job was the title role in The Indian Boy (Royal Shakespeare Company). Recent credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet Unzipped (Salisbury Playhouse). Film work includes Chemical Wedding (Warner Bros, Cannes '08), and radio includes Urban Scrawl for Theatre 503. Rhik is also a writer and works at the Guardian.