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Aatish Taseer

Novelist

Aatish Taseer appears in the following:

When Fiction Becomes a Horrific Reality: Aatish Taseer's 'Noon'

Friday, January 06, 2012

We are accustomed to hearing about violence and instability in Pakistan, yet it remains a faraway place to most Americans. Yet what if Pakistan was home and its violence and uncertainty were part of the fabric of your life? And what if that violence one day claimed someone close to you? As a writer and as a Pakistani, Aatish Taseer has struggled all his life to understand his relationship with his country, with his ethnic homeland Punjab, and with his politically prominent father Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province. A year ago this week his father was assassinated just as he was finishing his first novel "Noon." 

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Aatish Taseer's Novel, Noon

Monday, December 26, 2011

Aatish Taseer talks about his latest novel, Noon. Set against the background of a turbulent Pakistan and a rapidly changing India, it addresses some of the most urgent questions of our times—about nationhood and violence, family and identity.

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Aatish Taseer on His Novel, Noon

Monday, November 07, 2011

Aatish Taseer talks about his latest novel, Noon. Set against the background of a turbulent Pakistan and a rapidly changing India, it addresses some of the most urgent questions of our times—about nationhood and violence, family and identity.

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