Author Nadeem Aslam discusses his creative process and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today. Hosted by Rodge Glass.
This event is part of Brave New Word, a Festival focus on young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad.
Nadeem Aslam has published three highly acclaimed novels, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil, and is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Aslam presents The Blind Man’s Garden, a beautiful yet tormenting novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan following the events of 9/11. Following Jeo and Mikal, two brothers who set off from their small town to care for wounded civilians in Afghanistan, this is a tale of unbreakable family ties and the inevitable loss of war.
Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, a graphic novel and a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and regularly appears at UK literary festivals and events, as well as on TV and radio. Glass presents his first collection of short stories, LoveSexTravelMusik, which insightfully explores how travel affects the lives and loves of men and women across the globe.