Musharraf Ali Farooqi
Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author, novelist and translator. He was born in 1968 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and now divides his time between Toronto, New York, and Karachi. His novel The Story of a Widow (2008, Knopf Canada/Picador India) was longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. His children's fiction includes the picture book The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes (2008, A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press) and a forthcoming collection The Giant of the Bakery and Other Stories (Puffin India). He is the author of the critically acclaimed translations of Urdu classics, The Adventures of Amir Hamza (2007, Modern Library), and the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic, Hoshruba (2009, Urdu Project/Random House India). He is currently collaborating with Michelle Farooqi on the graphic novel Rabbit Rap.