Mirza Waheed

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Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel, The Collaborator, was an international bestseller, a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Mirza has written for the BBC, the Guardian, Granta, Guernica, Al Jazeera English & The New York Times. His second novel, The Book of Gold Leaves, was published in 2014 and was longlisted for the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Fiction.


Cover Photo: Detail of papier-mâché box. Photo by Sibtain Ali, courtesy of author
Making Art Under Military Siege

We stayed inside for days painting papier-mâché objects. Outside, Kashmir had come to a standstill.

Jun 09, 2016