Pankaj Mishra is an author and writer of literary and political essays.

His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia (2012), which became the first book by a non-Western writer to win Germany’s prestigious Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding. Pankaj is also a columnist for Bloomberg View and writes literary and political essays for a number of outlets, including the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Guardian, New Yorker and London Review of Books.

He was a visiting professor at Wellesley College in 2001, 2004 and 2006. In 2004-05 he received a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library. In 2009, he was nominated a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Literature. In 2014, he received Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Literature Prize.