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11.15.14 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center
Reading from: a short story called “Isch” (or “love” in Urdu)
Inspired by:
  • an alley in Pakistan
  • a relative with polio
  • the melancholy folklore of exile (a phrase coined by Roberto Bolaño)

Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani vagrant camped in Florida. He reads Sufi poetry, likes long walks, and occasionally strums naats on the guitar. His fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and Bram Stoker awards. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Tor.com, The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static among other venues. He is a graduate of Clarion West.