Literature Department Calendar
Visiting Writers Series: Fiction Reading with Mohsin Hamid (Updated 8/27)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, March 18 (2014), Butler Board Room
Novelist Mohsin Hamid, born in Lahore in 1971, is the author, most recently, of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Edmund Gordon of the Daily Telegraph writes: "Mohsin Hamid is one of the most talented and formally audacious writers of his generation, and his electrifying new novel...is a vital and affecting portrait of a teeming and globally significant but largely unrecorded culture." Hamid is also the author of the international bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and made into a 2012 feature film by Mira Nair, and Moth Smoke, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Granata. Hamid studied at Princeton University, where he worked with Joyce Carol Oates and Toni Morrison, and at Harvard Law School. A self-described "mongrel" who says of his own work that "a novel can be a divided man's conversation with himself," Hamid divides his time between Pakistan and abroad. His novels have been translated into more than 30 languages.