Kenan Malik

Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His main areas of interest are the history of ideas; history and philosophy of science; history and philosophy of religion; political philosophy; ethics; and the history and sociology of race and immigration.

His latest book is the acclaimed The Quest for the Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics (Atlantic 2014).  He is also the author of From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy (2009), shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, Strange Fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate (2008), nominated for the Royal Society Science Book Prize, Man, Beast and Zombie (2000) and The Meaning of Race (1996).

Kenan has presented analysis on BBC Radio 4, been a panelist on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, and has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries. He writes a column for the New York Times, and is published in many newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Observer, the Times, the Independent, Gotenborgs Posten, Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet, Bergens Tidende, Handelsblatt, Aftenposten, The Australian, Globe and Mail, New Statesman, Prospect, TLS, Nature and the Philosophers’ Magazine.

He blogs at Pandaemonium: www.kenanmalik.wordpress.com

 Related Sessions

Sunday 2 November 2008, 5.45pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
From Fatwa to Jihad


 Publications

The quest for the moral compass: A global history of ethics (Atlantic 2015)
Strange Fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate (Oneworld 2009)
Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy (Atlantic 2010)


 Festival Buzz

"...invigorating, absorbing, and highly educative - delicious and nourishing food for thought..."
Prof AC Grayling, philosopher