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Writer, journalist and film-maker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore in 1943. He was educated at Oxford University, where he became involved in student politics, in particular with the movement against the war in Vietnam. On graduating he led the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign. He owned his own independent television production company, Bandung, which produced programmes for Channel 4 in the UK during the 1980s. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and contributes articles and journalism to magazines and newspapers including The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is editorial director of London publishers Verso and is on the board of the New Left Review, for whom he is also an editor.

His fiction includes a series of historical novels about Islam: Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (1992), The Book of Saladin (1998), The Stone Woman (2000) and A Sultan in Palermo (2005). His non-fiction includes 1968:Marching in the Streets (1998), a social history of the 1960s. A book of essays, The Clash of Fundamentalisms, was published in 2002.

Tariq Ali's non-fiction works include Conversations with Edward Said (2005); Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror (2005); and Speaking of Empire and Resistance (2005), which takes the form of a series of conversations with the author. The Leopard and the Fox (2007) is the script of a three-part TV series commissioned by the BBC and later withdrawn, and includes the background to the story. His latest book is The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, published in 2008- Buy Tariq Ali books from Blackwells


1968 and After: Inside the Revolution   Blond and Briggs, 1978

Chile, Lessons of the Coup: Which Way to Workers' Power?   (with Gerry Hedley)   IMG Publications, 1978

Can Pakistan Survive?: The Death of a State   Penguin, 1983

The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on 20th-Century World Politics   Penguin, 1984

Who's Afraid of Margaret Thatcher?: In Praise of Socialism   (In Conversation with Ken Livingstone)   Verso, 1984

The Nehrus and the Gandhis: An Indian Dynasty   Chatto & Windus, 1985

Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties   Collins, 1987

Iranian Nights   (with Howard Brenton)   Nick Hern Books, 1989

Moscow Gold   (with Howard Brenton)   Nick Hern Books, 1990

Redemption   Chatto & Windus, 1990

Necklaces   Bourne Associates, 1992

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree   Chatto & Windus, 1992

1968: Marching in the Streets   Bloomsbury, 1998

Fear of Mirrors   Arcadia Books, 1998

Revolution from Above: Where is the Soviet Union Going?   Hutchinson, 1998

The Book of Saladin   Verso, 1998

Trotsky for Beginners   Icon Books, 1998

Ugly Rumours   (with Howard Brenton)   Nick Hern Books, 1998

Fear of Mirrors   Chatto & Windus, 1999

Masters of the Universe: NATO's Balkan Crusade   Verso, 2000

The Stone Woman   Verso, 2000

The Clash of Fundamentalisms   Verso, 2002

Bush in Babylon   Verso, 2003

A Sultan in Palermo   Verso, 2005

Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror   Verso, 2005

Speaking of Empire and Resistance   (with David Barsamian)   The New Press, 2005

Conversations with Edward Said   (with Edward Said)   Seagull Books, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope   Verso, 2006

The Leopard and the Fox   Seagull Books, 2007

The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power   Simon & Schuster, 2008

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