New book by local writer goes global
Sep 22 2008 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A BOOK written in a Lockwood bedroom has gone on sale in 17 countries.
Huddersfield author Nadeem Aslam has just released his third novel called The Wasted Vigil.
It features the stories of people living in war-torn Afghanistan.
Nadeem Aslam is a former Huddersfield Technical College student who visited the country to research the novel.
He used his experience there to write the novel, which as just been released.
Mr Aslam, 42, said: “I wrote most of the book when I was living in Huddersfield and I keep thinking to myself that this book which is being published in 17 countries throughout the world was written in a small room in Lockwood.
“I moved to Huddersfield when I was 15 and Huddersfield is home to me.”
The Wasted Vigil details the lives of six people living in war torn Afghanistan over the past two decades.
Mr Aslam said: “I always say that nothing in a novel is made up.
“Some people may say the book is painful to read, but the stories are true to some people.
“I try to imagine how hard it must be to live through this.