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Pakistani writer Usman T. Malik wins Bram Stoker Award in short fiction

Malik’s story “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” won him the award for the short fiction alongside Rena Mason’s story named “Ruminations”.

He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. He has been named in the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Tor.com and Nightmare magazine.

Tor.com had published Malik’s “The Pauper Prince and The Eucalyptus Jinn” in April.

The Pakistani writer has also been nominated this year’s Nebula Award. He has already bagged the DRAWA Inspiration Award for Best New Writer in 2013.

He has also conducted a workshop in Speculative Fiction Writing in Lahore.

The list of Bram Stoker awards includes prestigious writers such as Stephen King and JK Rowling.



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