An evening with award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid
March 12, 2014, 7:00 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
(435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, map; closest parking in the Oval, Serra and Galvez Streets)
An lecture and book signing by award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid
Mohsin Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His award-winning fiction has been featured on bestseller lists, adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and translated into over 30 languages. His essays and short stories have appeared in many national and international outlets, including the New York Times, the Guardian, and the New Yorker. Born in Lahore, he has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.
Hamid’s first novel, Moth Smoke (2000), won a Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, given to the best first novel in the United States. It was also adapted for television in Pakistan and as an operetta in Italy. His The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) recounted a Pakistani man’s abandonment of his high-flying life in New York after 9/11. It won the Ambassador Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was made into a motion picture directed by Mira Nair. His most recent book, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
[Co-sponsored by Center for South Asia, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and the Stanford Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence, supported by the President’s Fund, CCSRE, Religious Studies, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies]