Story Is a Vagabond: Selected Essays, Fiction, and Drama

Paperback: $20.00
ISBN-13: 9780824856472
Published: October 2015

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280 pages | 12 black & white illustrations
  • About the Book
  • One of Pakistan’s most distinguished writers, Intizar Husain was born in India in 1923 and immigrated to Pakistan during the Partition. An internationally acclaimed writer, critic, and translator, he has published seven volumes of short stories, four novels, and a novella, as well as travelogues, memoirs, and critical essays. Despite his importance to world literature for over six decades, Husain’s writing is little known in English translation. Story Is a Vagabond is the first collection in English to show the breadth of his thoughtful, innovative, and compassionate work.

    Intizar Husain’s numerous honors include the Yatra Award (HarperCollins, India), Pride of Performance (Government of Pakistan), Kamal-i-Fun Award (Government of Pakistan), Adabi Award (Anjuman-i-Farogh-i-Urdu, India), ARY Gold Award, Pakistan’s Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lahore Literary Festival, and France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2013, he was short-listed for the prestigious Man Book Prize in Fiction.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Intizar Husain, Author

    • Frank Stewart, Editor

      Frank Stewart is a writer, translator, and founding editor of Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. He is professor emeritus of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
    • Asif Farrukhi, Editor

    • Nishat Zaidi, Editor

    • Alok Bhalla, Editor

      Alok Bhalla is a scholar, translator, and poet
      based in Delhi, India. He a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and editor of the four-volume collection Stories About the Partition of India.

  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • The subtle and sophisticated stories are replete with stunning descriptions, and invariably move in intricate loops which are unified by metaphor, parable or theme. . . . This is a truly invaluable book and a befitting tribute to a rare and exceptional writer.
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