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Poet, author and publisher

Bobby Nayyar was born in Handsworth, Birmingham in 1979. He read French and Italian at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. He has been published in the anthologies The Book of Birmingham, Mango Shake and Too Asian, Not Asian Enough, as well as journals including Wasafiri, Aesthetica and The Woven Tale Press. He founded Limehouse Books in 2009, publishing his debut novel West of No East in 2011 and The No Salaryman two years later. In 2016, he published his debut poetry collection, Glass Scissors, which received a Word Masala award. He lives in London and works at the writer development agency Spread the Word.