Nadeem Aslam: The Novelist and the War on Terror

A Reading by the Author
Friday, November 22, 2013
6 PM
Julius S. Held Auditoriu,m 304 Barnard Hall

Born in Pakistan and raised in Britain, Nadeem Aslam is a writer of immense talent and urgent concerns. His prose is luminous, and his novelistic courage and insight are unique. In his most recent novel, The Blind Man’s Garden, he has engaged artistically and morally with the extraordinary last decade that started with 9/11 and ended with the Arab Spring. Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers—longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, awarded the Kiriyama Prize, and the Encore Award—and, more recently, The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as “unforgettable...tragic and beautifully written.” The Guardian calls his latest novel, The Blind Man’s Garden, “a gripping and moving piece of storytelling that gets the calamitous first act in the ‘war on terror’ on to the page with grace, intelligence, and rare authenticity.”

Nov. 22, 2013 - 6:00 PM