A reminder — Nadeem Aslam, our first British Council Writer in Residence, will be reading from his work tonight at 7 PM in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre.
Nadeem Aslam is the author of two prize-winning novels, SEASON OF THE RAINBIRDS and MAPS FOR LOST LOVERS. His third novel, THE WASTED VIGIL, will be published this fall (by Faber in the U.K., Knopf in the U.S.).
The reading is free, but seating is limited.
On the other hand, Nadeem will be reading from his work again, in a week, on Valentine’s Day — at 8 PM, also in the Amphitheatre. That reading will be a dual reading, also featuring the Indian novelist Manil Suri, whose second novel, THE AGE OF SHIVA, is being published this month.
Finally, Nadeem will participate in a panel discussion, dealing with the imagination and representation of such issues as migration, diasporic and minority experience, and inter-cultural conflict, on Feb. 25 (8 PM, same space), with H. G. Carrillo (author of LOOSING MY ESPANISH) and Joanne Leedom-Ackerman (a novelist who has worked extensively with PEN International, supporting oppressed and imprisoned writers around the world).
Hope to see you tonight, and at all three of these events.
— David McAleavey, Director of Creative Writing