Pakistani-American author nominated for Broadway awards


Pakistani-American Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar has been nominated in the best author category for Broadway’s Tony Awards on Tuesday: The Express Tribune

ayadAkhtar’s play “Disgraced,” the story about a successful lawyer forced to consider why he has disguised his Pakistani Muslim heritage, had also won him the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Meanwhile, hit musicals “An American in Paris,” adapted from the Oscar-winning classic, and “Fun Home,” about a lesbian coming of age, swept the board in nominations for Broadway’s Tony Awards.

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