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H. M. Naqvi’s debut novel, Home Boy, told the New York 9/11 story from a Pakistani perspective. It won the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His follow up is The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack, both a rollicking ride through Karachi, its eccentric characters and cosmopolitan history, and the tale of septuagenarian Abdullah, a “larger than life but gloriously unaccomplished man”, whose decaying body belies his vital mind and ongoing quest for meaning.
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H. M. Naqvi is the acclaimed author of Home Boy, which won the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Naqvi has worked in the financial services industry, taught creative writing at Boston University, run a spoken word venue, and appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg TV. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Lahore Institute of Management Sciences. The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is his second book.
Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including seven novels and the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation. She is also a cultural commentator, co-editor of the China Story Yearbook at the Australian National University, and literary and film translator.