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DANYAL MUEENUDDIN WINS

Raza Rumi

PTH is proud to announce that Dainyal Mueenuddin has won the Commonwealth Prize along with Rana Dasgupta. PTH had met Daniyal and interviewed him as well.The link can be found here

I am posting a press release sent to us by Muneeza Shamsie:

REGIONAL COMMONWEALTH  PRIZES
Karachi, 11 March. The Pakistani author, Danyal Mueenuddin won the regional (Europe and South Asia) Commonwealth Writers Prize 2010 for the Best First Book for his story collection Other Rooms Other Wonders set mostly in Southern Punjab where he farms. The judges considered the book “remarkable for its clear, exact prose and its wide scope … the short sharp pithy observations and details” according to Muneeza Shamsie the Regional Chairperson of the CWP 2010. The British author Rana Dagupta, won The Best Book Award for his novel Solo which revolves around the memories and daydreams of Ulrich, a blind, 100 year old man in Sofia and was chosen for “its innovation, ambition and courage as well as its elegant prose” Continue reading

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Karachi Literary Festival

by Raza Rumi

Oxford University Press and the British Council are holding a literary festival – first of its kind.

The programme can be viewed here – Full programme of the Karachi Literary Festival

I am off to Karachi to attend this moot.

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