Shehryar Fazli

Shehryar Fazli is a political analyst and author. He was raised in Paris, Mauritius, and Pakistan, educated in Canada and the United States. He is the author of the novel Invitation (2011), which was the runner-up for the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival’s first book award. He can be reached via email at


David Lynch’s Sacred Clay

Does David Lynch and Kristine McKenna's hybrid biography-memoir "Room to Dream" offer the key to unlocking Lynch's film work?...

An Honest Town

One of the first books about the 2016 campaign focuses on its first primary, where Trump emerged triumphant....

All That Bad

Shehryar Fazli on Deirdre Bair's new biography of Al Capone....

Season of Saul

A review of the first volume of Zachary Leader's new biography of Saul Bellow....

The Assassin’s Challenge

How did Swat, Pakistan, come to be a place where an extremist could shoot a child in public at midday, and get away with it?...

Barbarism in Cultured Soil: Rushdie’s Great Pakistani Novel
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