By Lucy Scholes With novels like The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin […]
In our glaringly unequal world, commercial success seems a panacea. It frees the infinitesimally few writers who achieve it to write: NYT
For writers in our thoroughly marketized global culture and economy, the draws of commercial success are clear. As Virginia Woolf wrote 85 years ago: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” circumstances likely “out of the question, unless her parents were exceptionally rich or very noble.”
Her words apply to men today as well. Ours is a glaringly unequal world. Money and a room of one’s own are distant prospects for many young writers. Commercial success seems, therefore, a panacea. It frees the infinitesimally few writers who achieve it to write.
In this interview, Pakistani novelist Hamid discusses his works with the editors of Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Attar, […]
Cyrus Mistry’s ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’, Mohsin Hamid’s ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’ and Nayomi […]
You had a successful career in business before you published your first novel. How did you end up as a writer?
I stumbled into consulting. I didn’t know how you could make a living trying to write fiction. So I went to law school and had this enormous debt, so I interviewed for a job at McKinsey.
Self-help books sell more than their literary betters in ‘Rising Asia’, so it would be no wonder if […]
The book started as a joke Filthy Rich began, Hamid has said, “as a joke” with his friend John […]
Mr. Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” tells a compelling story that […]