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Daniyal Mueenuddin
Daniyal Mueenuddin, author of the acclaimed "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders," was brought up in Lahore, Pakistan and Elroy, Wisconsin. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School, his stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope, The Best American Short Stories 2008, selected... show more

Daniyal Mueenuddin, author of the acclaimed "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders," was brought up in Lahore, Pakistan and Elroy, Wisconsin. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School, his stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope, The Best American Short Stories 2008, selected by Salman Rushdie, and the forthcoming PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories 2010. For a number of years he practiced law in New York. He now lives on a farm in Pakistan's southern Punjab.
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paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it 8 years ago
It's hard for me to give this book a rating in stars.I didn't dislike the writing. I don't think it's ~zomg beautiful~ or Pultizer or National Book Award material, but I often have some beef with those kinds of "big" awards anyway (even if I am sometimes drawn to them). I liked the writing style per...
debnance
debnance rated it 10 years ago
Add this to your list of wonderful don’t-miss-them books. This is a collection of short stories that are loosely linked together and that all take place in Pakistan. Brilliant, all.
willemite
willemite rated it 10 years ago
Mueenuddin has put together a collection of stories that offers a less than flattering portrait of Pakistan. But while the social structures that come under his gaze are less than ideal, his writing is top notch, his ability to create memorable and accessible characters is superb. The organizing me...
Cheryl's books
Cheryl's books rated it 11 years ago
Collection of short stories, mostly set in Pakistan. Mostly excellent. I discovered him from a superb short story in Granta. Also, I think, from the New Yorker. The one set in Paris, with characters loosely based on the author (Our Lady of Paris”) is least convincing, not engaging or original — ...
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