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; theories of human nature; political philosophy; ethics; and the history and sociology of race and immigration.
He is the author of the highly acclaimed From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy (2009), which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize . Other books include 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). His next book, The Quest for the Moral Compass, on the history of moral thought, will be published in 2012.
Kenan is a presenter of Analysis on BBC Radio 4, a panelist on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, and has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries. He writes columns for Bergens Tidende in Norway and Sweden’s Gotenborgs Posten and has written for many newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, Independent,Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Handelsblatt, Aftenposten, Expressen, Trouw, The Australian, Globe and Mail, New Statesman, Prospect, TLS, THES, Nature and the Philosophers’ Magazine.
An archive of his work can be found at www.kenanmalik.com.