Daniyal Mueenuddin

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January 21, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Daniyal Mueenuddin reads from In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, eight beautifully crafted, interconnected stories. Daniyal Mueenuddin spent his early childhood in Pakistan, then lived in the United States–he attended Dartmouth and Yale–and has since returned to his father’s homeland, where he and his wife now manage a farm in Khanpur. These stories show us what life is like for both the rich and the desperately poor in Mueenuddin’s country. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Awards and was selected among the top ten books of 2009 by Time Magazine, Publishers Weekly, The Economist, and The Guardian. It was also one of The New York Times 100 best books of the year.

Listen to an audio recording of this readng here