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Haris A. Durrani
Haris A. Durrani is an M.Phil. candidate in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He holds a B.S. in Applied Physics from Columbia University, where he minored in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies and cofounded the Muslim Protagonist Symposium. He is the winner of the McSweeney’s Student Short Story Contest. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Lightspeed, Comparative Islamic Studies, Buffalo Almanack, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Media Diversified, altMuslimah, and The Best Teen Writing of 2012 (editor), 2011, and 2010. He is an alum of the Alpha Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Workshop for Young Writers and was a 2011 Portfolio Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, for which he currently serves on the Alumni Council. He will enroll at Columbia Law School in fall 2016. When he grows up, he would like to live on Gliese 581 g, if it exists.