I am Tahir Shah, NY Times Bestselling author, National Geographic filmmaker, and hobby apiarist. I've written about travel, electronic publishing, human eyes, and cannibalism. I've buried 4 golden heads around the globe for anyone to find. AMA
I am a travel writer and author of over a dozen traditionally published books and several documentary films. I also write introductions, academic pieces for journals, travel pieces for Lonely Planet magazine, and book reviews for newspapers such as the Washington Post.
In 2012, I made the move from traditional publishing to self publishing, with the release of Timbuctoo. This year, I have self published three books: Scorpion Soup, a collection of essays (including one on cannibalism), and Eye Spy. If you want to know how I feel about traditional publishing, check out this video.
I live in an old house that was abandoned for many years and as a result is now haunted with jinn. I am also an expert on shrunken heads.
I also saw the other day that there was an AMA request for a magician’s assistant. My 1998 book Sorcerer's Apprentice is based on my experience as an apprentice to a master of illusion in India. Ask me anything about that experience.
Ask me anything about self publishing, writing, or my books...or about cannibalism, my latest obsession.
*** UPDATE: Many thanks for your questions! I will continue reading and answering questions… but now is time for a little break. Thank you! ***