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Tania Malik was born in New Delhi and raised in India, Africa, and the Middle East. She was educated in boarding schools in the foothills of the Himalayas and graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in Geography. She has had a varied career in the travel marketing and non-profit industries. Her first novel THREE BARGAINS (W.W. Norton) received a Publishers Weekly starred review and a Booklist starred review. Her work has appeared in Calyx Journal, the Baltimore Review, Bound Off, and other publications. She divides her time between San Francisco's Bay Area and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Literary Agent

Nicki Richesin

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner

27 W. 20th St., Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011

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Sonoma County Writers Camp


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Guest Presenter



Litquake 2022, San Francisco's Literary Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Panel: Place as Portal to Prose

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Part of Litquake's Craft & Creative Life series

Setting is intrinsic to story and we often hear the phrase “place as character” but what does that really mean to writers from different forms or genre? The discussion will explore what part place plays in their writing practice, how they utilize place as a way to form narratives in their respective writing styles, what resources they tap into, and how they infuse their settings with personality.

Read: CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women (Winter/Spring , Vol. 29:3)

Bay Area Book FestivalBerkeley, CA

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 3:00pm

An Interview with Farsickness Journal


Four Questions on Farsickness is an interview series with creative writers for whom place is essential to their work.

An Interview with San Jose Mercury News


Tania Malik, author of 'Three Bargains,' has a foot in two different worlds

By Georgia Rowe


Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

Q: How did you come up with your characters Madan and Avtaar Singh?


A: The idea for Three Bargains came to me 10 years... (click for more)

The Book Reporter


Full of strong characters and surprising scenes, @taniamalik's #ThreeBargains is an impressive and confident debut.

Book Passage


Corte Madera, California


August 25, 2014


Books Inc.


Mountain View, California


October 16, 2014

Bay Area News Group-Tout


Tania Malik reads from


Bay Area News Group-Tout


Tania Malik talks about the concept

of home

Why There Are Words,  Sausalito, CA

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00pm

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