Tanuj Solanki’s new novel Manjhi’s Mayhem has been called ‘Indian noir at its finest’. His novel The Machine is Learning was longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020. In 2019, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his short-story collection Diwali in Muzaffarnagar. He lives in Gurugram with his wife.