James, Tania

Tania James is the author of the novel “Atlas of Unknowns” and a short-story collection, “Aerogrammes,” which will be published in May by Knopf.

The San Francisco Chronicle raved that “once in a while, a novel comes along that makes you wonder why people don’t read more fiction. … ‘Atlas of Unknowns,’ the dazzling, original and deeply absorbing debut by Tania James, is this rare book … one of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith’s ‘White Teeth.’”

Nathan Englander calls her “a natural-born storyteller … the real deal.” Karen Russell raves that she has “the panoramic scope and liveliness of Charles Dickens, the sure-footed lyricism and emotional precision of Jhumpa Lahiri, the rocketship ebullience of Junot Diaz, and a voice and vision that are inimitably her own.”

Her work has also been published in One Story and the New York Times.

Visit her online at www.taniajames.com.