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June 3, 2014 Posted by tahir in Events

Join me on Reddit! Monday, June 9th from 5-7pm UK time

Hi Reddit -- TAHIR SHAHIt’s that time again! Join me on Reddit on Monday, 9th June from 5-7pm UK time [12-2pm Eastern], and ask me anything! You’ll need to sign up for a Reddit account if you’d like to ask me questions, but it takes just a second. I don’t think you need to sign up for an account if you just want to read through the questions and answers, though.

When it’s time, head over here and ask me any questions you might have: about my books, about Casablanca, or about anything at all!

I look forward to seeing you there.


Casablanca Blues Book Launch in London

CASABLANCA BLUES by Tahir ShahAre you free on Sunday, 20th October? Join me in central London for the book launch of Casablanca Blues. It’s a small event and tickets are limited. I’ll be presenting my new novel, Casablanca Blues. I’ll also be available for book signing.

I’d love to see you there! The venue has just allowed me to release more tickets, but they are going fast, so do sign up now if you’ll be in London on 20th October.

You can sign up below using the Eventbrite form:


Eye to Eye, not to be confused with EYE SPY

Is this a wild coincidence, or a message to me from the Universe?

(Another Tahir Shah, also obsessed with eyes).


As a side note, the paperback edition of EYE SPY should be out in the next 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, I’ve set up a contest on Goodreads to give away 6 signed advance copies on July 25th. That means that if you win a copy, you’ll have it before the book is available for purchase.

Enter now for a chance to win:

May 28, 2013 Posted by tahir in Events

Join Me for My Second AMA on reddit

Hi Reddit -- TAHIR SHAHI’ll be holding another AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit on Friday, June 21st. To participate, just head to the IAmA subreddit on June 21st and look for my post. I will also share the direct link on that day.

Please note that in order to ask me questions, you’ll need to sign up for a reddit account. Many people did this last year when I did my AMA. It only takes a minute.

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I’ve received many questions about Eye Spy, my bizarre new novel. So if you’ve been wondering what inspired me to write this book, join me at this AMA and ask away.

I’d appreciate it if you could please help me spread the word on this. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you on reddit.

May 22, 2013 Posted by tahir in Events

Join Me For a Goodreads Q&A

goodreads-logoI’ll be holding another Q&A on Goodreads on Wednesday, June 5th of this year. To participate, join the group. You can begin posting questions at any time, and I’ll answer them on June 5th.

Feel free to ask me any questions about my books, my writing process, my travels, or my move to self publishing. Or, of course, about Dar Khalifa!

I’ve received numerous questions about Eye Spy, my bizarre new novel. So if you’ve been wondering what inspired me to write this book, join me at the Q&A.

I’d appreciate it if you could please help me spread the word on this. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you on Goodreads.


Southside House: tickets still available

Tickets are still available for my talk at Southside House in Wimbledon on December 4th, 2012 at 7.00pm. Seating is limited, so if you’re interested in coming please book now. I look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are £12.50 and include a glass of wine

*Advance booking only: Tickets from the administrator*

Tel: 0208 946 7643



Event: December 4th, 2012 in Wimbledon


Wisdom of Wigtown

The people at Wigtown are generating a book of the wisdom of Wigtown during this year’s Wigtown Book Festival, and they asked the following questions:

1. Is there something that someone told you early in life that proved to be useful?

Yes: My father told me never ever ever listen to anyone who tried to hold me back, and to think for myself.

2. What do you wish you knew when you were 18?

I wish I had known how important it is to be original and not try to ape others.

3. What word do you repeat to yourself when the going gets tough? Or what word sums you up?

The word I repeat to myself over is over is: FORWARD!

4. How would you finish the sentence “It’s never too late to…”‘

“…write a book that will change the world.”


Wigtown Book Festival

Will you be at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival? I’ll be speaking about Timbuctoo on Monday 01 October 2012 at 15:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online.

For those of you who are not familiar with Wigtown, it is a small town with a population of about 1,000 in southwest Scotland.  In 1997 it was named the country’s National Book Town, due to the fact that it held over twenty book-related businesses, including bookshops and publishers.

July 6, 2012 Posted by tahir in Events

I'm on the BBC tonight and tomorrow morning

I just wanted to let you know that I’m booked for BBC’s The Hub TONIGHT (Friday) at 6.15 PM BST time. The Hub with Nik Gowing is broadcast Monday to Friday on the BBC World News channel.

And I’ll be on BBC4’s TODAY programme at 7.35 AM UK time tomorrow (Saturday) morning. You can listen to TODAY on 198 LW across the UK. It can also be heard on 92 to 94 FM. You can also listen to the programme on DAB radio, Freeview (EPG No. 704), and digital cable TV. Virgin TV broadcasts Radio 4 FM through their digital cable network on channel 904 and Radio 4 LW on channel 911. If none of these are an option for you, just click on this link, then click on “Listen: latest programme in full” on the upper right-hand side of your screen. That will open the BBC iPlayer console, where you can listen to the programme live, or you can access the programme at a later time tomorrow.