Mohsin Hamid

Award-winning Pakistani author.

Mohsin Hamid biography and information

Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani author and journalist. His works have been adapted for film, won multiple awards, and have been translated into more than 30 languages. Hamid's second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.

Hamid was born in Lahore, but went to the United States for his education: he graduated from Princeton University, studying under writers Joyce Carol Oates and Toni Morrison, then attended Harvard Law School. After graduating, he worked for several years as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company in New York City, during which time he wrote his first novel, Moth Smoke.

He has written works that have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, among other publications.

Book and writing awards

2001 Betty Trask Award (Moth Smoke). 2008 Ambassador Book Award (The Reluctant Fundamentalist). 2014 Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize (How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia).

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L'integriste malgre lui
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Partir en fumee
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Moth Smoke
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