Usman T. Malik


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Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani vagrant camped in Florida. He reads Sufi poetry, likes long walks, and occasionally strums naats on the guitar.

His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award and been nominated for the Nebula. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Tor.com, The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static among other venues. He is a graduate of Clarion West.

In Dec 2014, Usman led Pakistan’s first speculative fiction workshop in Lahore in conjunction with Desi Writers Lounge and Liberty Books.
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2020: My Year in Review

Despite — perhaps because of — its apocalyptic tenor, 2020 was the year SFF finally came of age in Pakistan. The Lahore and Islamabad Literary Festivals, the Desi Collective, the Salam Award, and The Last Word gave SF prominent space in their lineup of panels (unprecedented at LLF and ILF). Writers and critics such as Aamer Hussein and Muneeza Shamsie lauded and enthusiastically supported desi SF

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