Bilal Tanweer's novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great (HarperCollins) won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. The book was a finalist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Chautauqua Prize (US). The novel was also translated into French (Editions Stock) and German (Carl Hanser Verlag). His translation of a collection of Muhammad Khalid Akhtar's novel and stories was published as Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures (PanMacmillan India). The book received the PEN Translation Fund Grant. He has also translated two novels of crime fiction writer, Ibn-e Safi, The House of Fear (Random House India).

Most recently, he worked with Pauline Fan, a writer, literary translator and cultural researcher from Malaysia on a year-long project for Commonwealth Foundation to curate and edit literary works from across South and Southeast Asia for addastories.com.

His writings have appeared in local and international magazines including Granta, The New York Times, and The Caravan. 

Tanweer, B. (2012). "Bird of Sound". Vallum, 9 (1).

Tanweer, B. (2012). "Breaths". Vallum, 9 (1).

Tanweer, B. (2012). "Coke Studio". Critical Muslim, 4, 155-165.

Tanweer, B. (2012). "Lightness". Vallum, 9 (1).

Tanweer, B. (2011). "Faiz for Dummies". The Caravan.

Tanweer, B. (2009). "The Monthly Ulloo" by Muhammad Khalid Akhtar. (Translation). Words Without Borders.

Tanweer, B. (2012). Translation of "Selections from Sa'adat Hasan Manto's Nonfiction Writings", Published. Ayesha Jalal and Nusrat Jalal (Eds.), Manto, Sang-e-Meel Publications.

Tanweer, B. (2016). Akhtar, Muhammad Khalid. Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures (Translation), PanMacmillan India.

Tanweer, B. (2013). The Scatter Here Is Too Great, Random House India.

Tanweer, B. (2010). Safi, Ibn-e. The House of Fear (Translation), Random House India.

Tanweer, B. & Magnuson, J. (2018). "Denis Johnson Remembered". Texas Book Festival, Austin, Austin, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2018). "Trickster as Commando: Performance of Pakistaniyat in Urdu Pulp Fiction". University of Texas Austin's seminar series "PUBLIC | POPULAR | PULP: form and genre in South Asian cultural production", Austin, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2017). Kamila Shamsie in conversation with Bilal Tanweer. Conversations in Bloomsbury, SOAS, London, United Kingdom.

Tanweer, B. (2016). Performative reading. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Römerstraße, Stuggart, Germany.

Tanweer, B. (2016). Book talk. Die Welt Hört Nicht Auf , moderated by Knut Hamson and reading by Thomas Brandt. litCologne. Cologne Literary Festival, Cologne, Germany.

Tanweer, B. (2016). Book talk. Die Welt Hört Nicht Auf , moderated by Björn Springorum. Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, Stuggart, Germany.

Tanweer, B. (2015). 'Of Beauty and Truth: A conversation with Shamsur Rahman Faruqi'. Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur, India.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Reading. "Fiction: 'To Live': An Examination of Contemporary Karachi's Social Realities.". Re-Envisioning Pakistan Conference. Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, NY, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Reading and discussion. "Metropolis III: KARACHI CROSSROADS" (with author and filmmaker Sadia Shepard and Professor Durba Mitra). Asian American Writers Workshop, New York, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Book talk, The Scatter Here Is Too Great , moderated by Professor Harsha Ram. Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Book talk, The Scatter Here Is To o Great. Asian Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Book talk, The Scatter Here Is Too Great. Book Culture, New York, United States of America.

Tanweer, B. (2014). Book Launch, The Scatter Here Is Too Great. Karachi Literature Festival, Karachi, Pakistan.

Tanweer, B. (2013). Book Launch, The Scatter Here Is Too Great. Goa Arts and Literature Festival, Dona Paula, Goa, India.

Tanweer, B. (2012). "Writing in a Country at War". Invited panel. Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City, United States of America.