Musharraf Ali Farooqi is a critically acclaimed Pakistani author, novelist and translator.
His novel "Between Clay and Dust" was shortlisted for The Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and longlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Farooqi's second novel"The Story of a Widow" was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2011, and longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award.
His most recent children's fiction is the novel "Tik-Tik, The Master of Time" Pakistan's first English language novel for children. His other works for children include the picture book"The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes" and the collection"The Amazing Moustaches of Mocchhander the Iron Man and Other Stories" which was shortlisted for the India ComicCon award in the Best Publication for Children category.
He is also the author of the critically acclaimed translations of Urdu classics"The Adventures of Amir Hamza" and the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic "Hoshruba".
Farooqi now divides his time between Toronto and Karachi.