Mohsin Hamid





Mohsin Hamid


Born
in Lahore, Pakistan
January 01, 1971

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Mohsin Hamid is the author of four novels, Moth Smoke , The Reluctant Fundamentalist , How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia , and Exit West , 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 thirty-five languages.

Born in Lahore, he has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.

Average rating: 3.75 · 93,813 ratings · 12,199 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

3.68 avg rating — 42,790 ratings — published 2007 — 88 editions
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Exit West

3.82 avg rating — 28,141 ratings — published 2017 — 29 editions
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How to Get Filthy Rich in R...

3.77 avg rating — 13,630 ratings — published 2013 — 44 editions
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Moth Smoke

3.81 avg rating — 7,127 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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Discontent and Its Civiliza...

3.80 avg rating — 1,016 ratings — published 2014 — 17 editions
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The Third-Born

3.50 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012
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A Beheading

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Of Windows and Doors

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Bienvenidos a Occidente

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Mohsin Hamid in Pittsburgh
Author appearance, March 26, 2018 07:30PM
Carnegie Music Hall , 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, US

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March 2017, Mohsin Hamid
"The Reluctant Fundamentalist author explores magical realism and the mental toll of war in Exit West, which follows the plight of two refugees in love. " ...More

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“If you have ever, sir, been through a breakup of a romantic relationship that involved great love, you will perhaps understand what I experienced. There is in such situations usually a moment of passion during which the unthinkable is said; this is followed by a sense of euphoria at finally being liberated; the world seems fresh as if seen for the first time then comes the inevitable period of doubt, the desperate and doomed backpedaling of regret; and only later, once emotions have receded, is one able to view with equanimity the journey through which one has passed.”
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist

“We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from the state of refugees. Writers and readers seek a solution to the problem that time passes, that those who have gone are gone and those who will go, which is to say every one of us, will go. For there was a moment when anything was possible. And there will be a moment when nothing is possible. But in between we can create.”
Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

“Time only moves in one direction. Remember that. Things always change.”
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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