MUSHARRAF ALI FAROOQI is an author, novelist and translator. His critically acclaimed translation of The Adventures Of Amir Hamza was published by Modern Library in 2007 and hailed internationally as a gift to world literature. He has just published the first of a projected 24-volume translation of the world's first magical fantasy epic Hoshruba (1883-1893), considered the greatest magical fantasy of the Indo-Islamic world.
Farooqi's translation of contemporary Urdu poet Afzal Ahmed Syed will be published by the Wesleyan University Press Poetry Series in Spring 2010.
His novel The Story Of A Widow was published in August 2008 by Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, and a picture book The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes came out in September 2008 from A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press.
Musharraf Ali Farooqi was born in 1968 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and now lives in Toronto, Canada.
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