6:00pm November 22, 2013
Julius S. Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall 304, Barnard College
About this event:
Born in Pakistan and brought up in Britain, Nadeem Aslam is one of the finest novelists writing in English today. 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. This is a writer of immense talent and urgent concerns.
About Nadeem Aslam:
Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds (1993), Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) - longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award - and, most recently, The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as 'unforgettable ... tragic and beautifully written'. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England. The Guardian described his latest novel, The Blind Man's Garden, published this year, as "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.
Check out this interview between Nadeem Aslam and our media partner, Guernica, to get a sense of his unique approach to writing!