Reza Aslan is a renowned writer, commentator, professor, Emmy- and Peabody-nominated producer, and scholar of religions. A recipient of the prestigious James Joyce award, Aslan is the author of three internationally best-selling books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller ZEALOT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH. His producing credits include the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers and the CBS comedy United States of Al. He is the host and Executive Producer of CNN’s Believer and Rough Draft with Reza Aslan, as well as co-host along with Rainn Wilson of the podcast Metaphysical Milkshake.
His latest book is AN AMERICAN MARTYR IN PERSIA: THE EPIC LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF HOWARD BASKERVILLE.