Internationally acclaimed author Nadeem Aslam talks abouth his newest book, The Wasted Vigil (Bond Street, 2008) with Joseph Planta, a novel about post-September 11th Afghanistan.
|The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam. (Bond Street Books, 2008)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
In The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam tells the story of five different people who come together in post-September 11th Afghanistan. It is a very timely book that gives us a view of a place that still very much affects the rest of the world. Nadeem Aslam joins me now from here in Vancouver. His last book, Maps for Lost Lovers was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Kiriyama Prize. He was born in Pakistan and now lives in England. The Wasted Vigil is published by Bond Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday, and retails for $29.95. It has been described as intense and powerful, gruesome at times, but also stunning and mesmerizing. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Nadeem Aslam; Good morning, Mr. Aslam.