Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's good time to be a Pakistani writer

I've read bits of Kamila Shamsie and like her writing. I'm interested in works of Mohammed Hanif and Nadeem Aslam. I've read Moni Mohsin's interesting columns in an Indian daily. I've recently read an interview with Daniyal Mueenuddin, and though unimpresed, I would like to read one or two of his stories.

But Pakistani writing in English is hot to Indian publishers right now. "It’s grittier, blacker, more sardonic and more engaged than much of contemporary Indian writing in English", saya an editor-in-chief of a publishing house. She must know.


Tazeen said...

i recommend Hanif and Nadeem Aslam, they are both really very good

Mrinal Bose said...

Hi Tazeen, you're the first commenter to my blog from Pakistan. Thanks for your suggestion. Hanif and Nadeem Aslam are on my TBR list. I've just read your first I-rant and liked it.

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