Zulfikar Ghose is the author of thirteen novels that range in form from the conventional The Murder of Aziz Khan to the exuberantly experimental Hulme's Investigations Into the Bogart Script, each composed in a language rich in poetic resonance that makes his fiction some of the most original being written today - as recognized by The Review of Contemporary Fiction devoting its Summer 1989 number to him (together with Milan Kundera). He has also published six volumes of poems, an autobiography, and six books of literary criticism. Born in Pakistan in 1935, he lived in London during the '50s and '60s, and has resided in Austin, Texas since 1969 when he immigrated to the USA on being invited to teach at the University of Texas. He is married to the Brazilian artist Helena de la Fontaine.
"Zulfikar Ghose is more than a novelist: he is a weaver of spells."-- "Selina Hastings"