Mad @ Mgmt

with Walter Simson

October 2010

Other Worlds, Other Wonders


Other Worlds, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin has a remarkable history and a unique biography. The history includes graduating from Dartmouth, turning around a family firm, then returning to Yale Law School and working at a white shoe Wall Street firm. He then, like many lawyers, turned to writing. The biography on the back of his published story collection starts this way: "Daniyal Mueenuddin was brought up in Lahore, Pakistan and Elroy, Wisconsin." The brevity, if not the geography, is inspired. And I think of that sentence this way: a lot of writers probably come from Lahore. A few may have stopped through Elroy. But none of them, until now, have been part of both worlds.

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