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The Strand Archive - Intizar Husain - Basti

Intizar Husain's Basti, one of the finest works in the Urdu language, the posthumous publication of Maurice Sendak's final book and Norway's contender for an Academy award

One of the finest works by the most significant living writer in the Urdu language is published in English for the first time and it's a finalist for this year's Man Booker International prize. Marking the posthumous publication of Maurice Sendak's final book, the creator of "Where The Wilds Things Are" talks about family, his work, mortality and the privilege of growing old. Norway's entry for the best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a tale of seafaring exploration. We find out why The Danes believe it deserves to win

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