Faculty reading from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing's "Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference"

Introduction by Adrienne Celt

March 3-6, 2011
ASU, Tempe campus

Naeem Murr’s first novel, The Boy, was a New York Times Notable Book. Another novel, The Genius of the Sea, was published in 2003. His latest, The Perfect Man, was awarded The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Best Book of Europe and South Asia, and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His work has been translated into eight languages. He has received many awards for his writing, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and a Humanities Fellowship from the University of Connecticut. He has been a writer-in-residence at the University of Missouri, Western Michigan, and Northwestern University, among others.

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