Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan is the Middle East Commentator for NPR’s Marketplace and Muslim Affairs Analyst for CBS News. His first book, "No god but God", has been translated into half a dozen languages and was short-listed for the Guardian (UK) First Book Award, which is awarded to the best new literary talent. In this book, Aslan attempts to separate Islam’s extremist fringe from the moderate majority. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Slate, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, the Guardian, the Nation and has appeared on Meet The Press, Hardball, The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper, and Nightline. He is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. His most recent book is “How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror,” followed by an edited anthology, “Words Without Borders: Writings from the Middle East,” which we will be published by Norton in 2010.