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And the autofiction discourse continues apace. Just don’t confuse it for that other tale of the American experience with “elegy” in the title. Related
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Tags: Kumail Nanjiani is set to star in an FX series adaptation of Pulitzer winner Ayad Akhtar’s 2020 autofiction novel Homeland Elegies, according to Deadline. Nanjiani will play a writer named Ayad Akhtar — not, of course, to be confused with the writer of said character, also named Ayad Akhtar — the American-born son of an immigrant father who grapples with the political and personal turmoil of the post-9/11 years. Nanjiani is also executive producing the limited series, which will be adapted by playwright Akhtar and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman, who is also directing the series’ eight episodes. Gordon. Yes, he’s set to be a jacked superhero in The Eternals, but don’t forget Nanjiani himself is also a writer, having earned an Oscar nomination for The Big Sick’s screenplay, alongside wife Emily V.