The star next door

Vidya Ram London | Updated on January 10, 2018 Published on September 13, 2017

Mohsin Hamid

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, whose Exit West made it to the shortlist, was born in Lahore.

The son of a professor, Hamid a Harvard Law School graduate, is the author of three other novels — Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, as well as a collection of essays, Discontent and its Civilisations.

“Yes, I’m pro-migrant,” he told NPR earlier this year.

“I personally tend to believe that there is a right to migration in the same way there is a right to love whom you like, to believe what you believe, and to say what you want to say.”

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Published on September 13, 2017
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