(From The Guardian. Link to the complete article given below) My second novel, Feast Days, is narrated by […]
(From The Guardian. Link to the complete interview given below) Mohsin Hamid appears to have a preternatural ability […]
Mohsin Hamid is depressed. The novelist, twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, has seen the three places he […]
Earlier this year, Mohsin Hamid’s fourth novel, Exit West, appeared, an ode to a future in which migration is […]
By Monica Arora
Title: Exit West
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Price: ₹ 599
Mohsin Hamid weaves a compelling saga of love, loss, identity-crises, immigration, personal and worldly conflicts and much more in his latest book Exit West. Set in “a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war”, it could be an allegory of any nation such as Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan or another, perched precariously at the brink of civil war yet discovering pockets of peaceful life whilst turmoil lurks nearby. The story revolves around the protagonists Saeed and Nadia, and the reader gets instantly drawn into their world when they meet at “an evening class on corporate identity and product branding” and eventually end up having coffee followed by a Chinese dinner and start the process of getting to discover each other.
American heavyweights Paul Auster and George Saunders are to go head to head for this year’s Man Booker prize, as major names from fiction fall by the wayside for two new faces on the 2017 shortlist.
The prize judges, chaired by Baroness Lola Young, announced their shortlist of six titles on Wednesday morning. Alongside Auster and Saunders, the 29-year-old British debut novelist Fiona Mozley has secured a place in the final line-up, as did American first timer Emily Fridlund.
By Mohsin Hamid My children live in the Lahore compound where I spent much of my own childhood, […]
Gone are the days when readers would look up to international authors who had earlier set a benchmark […]
By Lucy Scholes With novels like The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin […]
By Bina Shah In researching my previous column on the work of Elena Ferrante, I read how certain […]