“What of Art? -It is a malady. --Love? -An Illusion. --Religion? -The fashionable substitute for Belief. --You are a sceptic. -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. --What are you? -To define is to limit.” - Wilde


Manoj Pandey (b.o., January 31, 1984) is a writer/illustrator/digital enthusiast based in Delhi. His works have appeared in The Guardian, BBC, University of Oklahoma’s literary journal, World Literature Today, and Cannes Lions, among others. And has been exhibited in Tate, London and Motherland. In 2014, he was named as one of the 200 Best Illustrators in the world by Lurzer’s Archive. Its 200 Specials annual also featured pages from a chapbook he wrote and designed. He was a speaker at Jaipur Literature Festival and D&AD Kyoorius Design Yatra, 2016. His debut collection of short fiction featuring Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Shashi Tharoor, among others, was published by HarperCollins India. His second book, The Legacy of Nothing has been shortlisted for the prestigious Tagore Prize 2019. 

Of recent, his initiative to make literature more accessible to the common man, is slowly gaining acclaim as The World’s Largest ‘Public’ Library.


Latest book – The Legacy of Nothing | shortlisted for Tagore Prize 2019

The World's Largest 'Public' Library

World's Largest Public Library – featured on The Guardian

Speaker this year at Kyoorius Design Yatra, one of Asia's largest design and creative festival

current collab-show at Tate Modern, London

earlier work at the museum of modern art

Made in China was part of a group show, Cultivate, at Tate London.

200 best illustrators in the world

This year I have been named as one of the '200 Best Illustrators in the world' by Lurzer's Archive.

a global literary trend

Tales on Tweet started as a literary experiment on new media, in the summer of 2011. Within weeks of its inception it turned into a global trend. Noted authors from across continents joined in to contribute and since then it has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Indian Express, University of Oklahoma's World Literature Today, Litro London, Tehelka, and in several other publications, blogs and portals across the Net. It was also mentioned at one of the sessions of THiNK 2012.

Storytelling on Twitter turns into wall murals. A project done in collaboration with Twitter, Cities of Love, Hindustan Times and Delhi Government.

a film for Incredible India

Budweiser Magnum Launch video

an awareness campaign for WWF India


#crickwit - a social platform created for Sprite

#tacotweatup - a social platform created for Taco Bell

music + shower = moxie

in my spare time i like pruning azaleas


and playing the guitar. which reminds me how i really want to buy a Fender JazzMaster.



so it'd be great if you could get in touch, with some work or to buy potted azaleas. thanks already!