Nadeem Aslam Book Reading
TCF-UK are proud to invite you to an intimate book reading event with critically acclaimed author, Nadeem Aslam on his latest book, The Blind Man’s Garden
“I taped my eyes shut to get into my character’s skin…”, such is Nadeem Aslam’s commitment to his characters.
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’.
Both lyrical and piercing, The Blind Man’s Garden unflinchingly describes a specific yet timeless world, and powerfully evokes a place where the line between friend and enemy can be lost and where the desire to return home can burn brightest of all.
The Guardian calls the book “an impressive accomplishment; a gripping and moving piece of storytelling … with grace, intelligence and rare authenticity.”
The event will be hosted by preeminent South Asian academic Dr. Amina Yaqin, Chair of the Centre for Contemporary Pakistan and Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. It will feature a reading and detailed discussion on Nadeem’s most recent literary masterpiece which deals with love, loyalty, family and war.