Emran Mian

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Emran Mian (born 1978) is a British Pakistani author.

Life and career[edit]

He also publishes under the pseudonym Kamran Nazeer. Emran was born in Glasgow. He lived in New York City, Jeddah and Islamabad before returning to Glasgow where he studied law. Deciding not to become a lawyer, he then went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge for his PhD and finally joined the British civil service as a policy adviser in Whitehall.[1][2] His first book, Send In the Idiots: Stories From the Other Side of Autism, was published in March 2006 under his penname.[3] He is also a frequent contributor to Prospect magazine.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In January 2014, Mian was nominated for the Civil Servant of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Send In the Idiots: Stories From the Other Side of Autism, ISBN 1-58234-619-4
  • "The Curious Case of Exclusionary Reasons", Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Volume XV, Number 1 (January 2002) pp. 99–124
  • "Mandarin intellectuals", Prospect (July 2006)


  1. ^ Ree, Jonathan (2006-08-24). "Send in the Idiots, by Kamran Nazeer". The Independent. 
  2. ^ Bloomsbury.com. "Bloomsbury Author Information - Kamran Nazeer". 
  3. ^ Yow, Ann E. (2006-04-14). ""Send In the Idiots": Bonded by autism — a class reunion". The Seattle Times. 
  4. ^ Prospect Magazine. "Articles written by Kamran Nazeer". 
  5. ^ "British Muslim Awards 2014 winners". Asian Image. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015.