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Tanuj Solanki

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Member Since
November 2010


Tanuj Solanki is the author of the novel Neon Noon (shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live First Book Award) and the short-story collection Diwali in Muzaffarnagar (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar). His work has appeared in Vogue India, Catapult, Caravan, Indian Express, Hindu Business Line, Out of Print, and numerous other publications. His third book, a novel titled The Machine is Learning, is due in April 2020.

Average rating: 4.04 · 305 ratings · 79 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Diwali in Muzaffarnagar

4.09 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Neon Noon

3.91 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Machine is Learning

4.08 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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“The idea occurred to him when he was twenty. At first it was only a vague idea, a question looming — what should I do? — with an answer taking shape: nothing.”
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message 13: by Mohit

Mohit Sharma Congratulations on winning this year's Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar! :)


message 12: by Dean

Dean Pusell Hello Tanuj! Thank you for accepting my friend request :))), much love.


message 11: by Jigar

Jigar Brahmbhatt How do I find "Blow-Up and Other Stories"?


message 10: by Glenn

Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends on Goodreads, Tanuj. Read a few of your fine reviews. Look forward to more.


message 9: by lazycalm (last edited Mar 07, 2014 05:20AM)

lazycalm Hello, Tanuj! Thanks for accepting my friend request :).


Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Tanuj - all the best for 2014!


message 7: by Tanuj

Tanuj Solanki Megha wrote: "Interesting avatar. Where is it from?"

Its a work from the artist Annie Terrazzo.


message 6: by Megha

Megha Interesting avatar. Where is it from?


Scribble Orca Pleased to be acquainted and thank you!


message 4: by Tanuj

Tanuj Solanki Megha wrote: "Who is that in your profile pic?"

It is a portrait of Clarice Lispector made be an artist called de Chirico.


message 3: by Megha

Megha Who is that in your profile pic?


message 2: by Rakhi

Rakhi Dalal Thanks for the add, Tanuj! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews :)


Richard Tanuj, Thank you for accepting the friend request. You seem to have very wide interests, so that should provide opportunities for interesting discussion.


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