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Archive Date:  January 20, 2010

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Pakistani fiction writer Daniyal Mueenuddin opens the spring 2010 series of "Live from Prairie Lights" readings. Mueenuddin's acclaimed story collection, "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" - a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in fiction and included in top 10 lists by several publications -- was recently released in paperback. In eight interconnected stories, this book explores a network of families, business associates and servants in feudal relationships surrounding a wealthy landowner in Lahore. Mueenuddin spent his early childhood in Pakistan, then lived in the United States, where he attended Dartmouth and Yale Law School, and he has now returned to his homeland to manage a Punjab farm. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope, "The Best American Short Stories 2008" and the forthcoming "PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories 2010."