Jeet Thayil, a former journalist, is a novelist, poet, and musician. His five poetry collections include These Errors Are Correct (2008), and his collaborations include the noise quintet Still Dirty, the experimental trio HMT, and the opera Babur in London, which premiered in 2012. His first novel, Narcopolis (2012), was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize; his most recent is Low (2020). (April 2020)
The latest edition of our brief dispatches by New York Review writers documenting the coronavirus outbreak around the world, including Coco Fusco in Brooklyn, Lucas Adams in Brooklyn, Sara Nović in Philadelphia, Gavin Francis in Edinburgh, Amanda Fortini in Livingston, Jeet Thayil in Bangalore, Stuart Lewis in Brooklyn, Nellie Hermann in Wellfleet, Carina del Valle Schorske in Manhattan, Jonathan Mingle in Lincoln, Reed Lindsay in Havana, Miranda Popkey in Watertown, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro on Fire Island, Dan Chiasson in Wellesley, and more.