Usman T. Malik

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Usman T. Malik is an award-winning speculative fiction author from Pakistan. His short fiction has been published in magazines and books such as The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static and in a number of "year's best" anthologies. He is the first Pakistani to win the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction. He has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, and has twice been a finalist for the Nebula Award.

Life[edit]

Malik was born in Pakistan and currently lives in Florida. His interests include Sufi poetry and playing the guitar.[1] He currently works in the healthcare industry.[2]

In 2013 Malik attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop. The following year, in conjunction with Desi Writers Lounge, he led Pakistan's first speculative fiction writing workshop in Lahore, which featured Musharraf Ali Farooqi as a guest speaker.[3]

Writing[edit]

Malik's short fiction has been published in magazines and books such as The Apex Book of World SF,[4] Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Black Static, and Tor.com. His stories have also been reprinted in a number of "year's best" anthologies including The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Years Best YA Speculative Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

In 2014 Malik became the first Pakistani to win the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction with his story "The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family." [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spotlight on: Usman T. Malik, author," Locus, page 39, June 2015.
  2. ^ "Author Spotlight: Usman T. Malik" by Erika Holt, Nightmare Magazine, Apr. 2015 (Issue 31).
  3. ^ "Spotlight on: Usman T. Malik, author," Locus, page 39, June 2015.
  4. ^ "Seek out new worlds of science fiction – there's so much happening out there" by Damien Walter, The Guardian, September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Usman T Malik becomes first Pakistani to win Bram Stoker Award for short fiction," The Express Tribune, May 12, 2015.

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