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Mohsin Hamid

Pakistan (b.1971)

Mohsin Hamid is the author of three novels, Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and a book of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations.

His writing has been featured on bestseller lists, adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, selected as winner or finalist of twenty awards, and translated into more than thirty languages.

He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2001) : Moth Smoke
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Reluctant Fundamentalist
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Reluctant Fundamentalist
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2017) : Exit West
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Exit West
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book nominee (2018) : Exit West

Mohsin Hamid recommends
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (2009)
Daniyal Mueenuddin
"A stunning achievement....Such is its narrative power that I couldn't stop turning the page."
The Wandering Falcon (2011)
Jamil Ahmad
"Superb. The work of a gifted storyteller..."
Happiness, Like Water (2013)
Chinelo Okparanta
"Without bluster, Chinelo Okparanta writes stories that are brave and devasting."
Parang (2013)
Omar Musa
"I savored this, Omar Musa is a special writer with his own beat, cutting through worlds."
Bangkok Wakes to Rain (2019)
Pitchaya Sudbanthad
"An important, ambitious, and accomplished novel. Sudbanthad deftly sweeps us up in a tale that paints a twin portrait: of a megacity like those so many of us call home and of a world where sanctuary is increasingly hard to come by."

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