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Akhtar, Ayad

Overview
Works: 31 works in 165 publications in 16 languages and 4,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Scenarist, Performer, Contributor, Interviewee, dki
Classifications: PS3601.K53, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Ayad Akhtar
American dervish : a novel by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

64 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Pakistani boy, whose parents left the fundamentalists behind when they came to America, finds transformation and a path to happiness through a family friend, Mina, who shows him the beauty and power of the Quran
Disgraced : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging
The war within by Joseph Castelo( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be suicide bomber has a crisis of conscience after most of the other members of his cell are arrested
American dervish : a novel by Ayad Akhtar( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. When Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat's heart is enflamed by the community's anti-Semitism and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most
The invisible hand : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating his release, he agrees to an unusual plan. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets"...Amazon.com
The who & the what : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashing together references to Big love and David Letterman with quotes from the Prophet Muhammad and academic arguments about gender politics, this work treads on sensitive matters regarding Islam
Junk : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the teetering financial world of the 1980s, Junk is a fast-paced thriller that tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell. Merkin has been hailed as "America's Alchemist," and his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a dizzying level of success. By orchestrating the takeover of a massive steel manufacturer, Merkin intends to do the "deal of the decade," the one that will rewrite all the rules. Ayad Akhtar is working on his broadest canvas to date as he chronicles the lives of men and women engaged in financial civil war: insatiable investors, threatened workers, killer lawyers, skeptical journalists, and ambitious federal prosecutors. Although Junk is set forty years in the past, this is a play about the world we live in right now, a world in which money has become the only thing of real value. -- from back cover
The invisible hand by Ayad Akhtar( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make. In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating his release, he agrees to an unusual plan. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets. "[A] tense, provocative thriller about the unholy nexus of international terrorism and big bucks ..." (Seattle Times). "Ahktar again turns hypersensitive subjects into thought-provoking and thoughtful drama" (Newsday). "The prime theme is pulsing and alive: when human lives become just one more commodity to be traded, blood eventually flows in the streets" (Financial Times). "Whip-smart and twisty" (Time Out New York), "The Invisible Hand offers genuine insight into the future of the West" (Village Voice)
Geächtet by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife Emily doesn't share his negative feelings about Islam--she's encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir's colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring:Geoffrey Arend as IsaacBehzad Dabu as AbeHari Dhillon as AmirSameerah Luqmaan-Harris as JoryEmily Swallow as EmilyDirected by Brian Kite. Recorded live at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in April 2018
Junk : a play by Ayad Akhtar( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced, a fast-paced economic thriller that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s.Set in 1985, Junk tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a dizzying level of success. By orchestrating the takeover of a massive steel manufacturer, Merkin intends to do the "deal of the decade," the one that will rewrite all the rules. Working on his broadest canvas to date, Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar chronicles the lives of men and women engaged in financial civil war: insatiable investors, threatened workers, killer lawyers, skeptical journalists, and ambitious federal prosecutors. Although it's set 40 years in the past, this is a play about the world we live in right now; a world in which money became the only thing of real value
Geächtet by Ayad Akhtar( )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater Theater 27 by Herbert Achternbusch( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible Hand, the by Ayad Akhtar( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Seattle TimesFinancial TimesTime Out New York), "The Invisible Hand offers genuine insight into the future of the West" (Village Voice)
Amerykański derwisz by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begynnelsen på et farvel by Ayad Akhtar( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Norwegian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayat var forelsket i Mina lenge før han så henne for første gang. Hun viser ham Koranens skjønnhet, hun får moren hans til å le og hun treffer kjærligheten i Amerika. Men da Hayat føler seg sviktet av tanten, gjør han noe som skal legge mange liv i ruiner. Dette er forfatterens debutroman
The War Within( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pakistani engineering student in Paris is imprisoned and interrogated by Western intelligence services for suspected terrorist activities. Formerly only an intellectual supporter of jihad, Hassan undergoes a radical transformation and embarks upon a terrorist mission, covertly entering the United States to join a cell based in New York City. After meticulous planning for an event of maximum devastation, all the members of the cell are arrested, except for Hassan and one other. With nowhere else to turn, Hassan must rely on the hospitality of his friend Sayeed, who is living the American dream with his family in New Jersey. What unfolds is a profound human and political drama as we tensely observe the state of mind of a suicide bomber as he tries to decide whether or not to carry out his deadly mission
Warten auf die Barbaren von J.M. Coetzee( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geächtet, Ayad Akhtar aus dem amerikanischen Englisch von Barbara Christ( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Who and the What von Ayad Akhtar( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American dervish : a novel
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