Borrowing the ambitious structure of a self-help guide, Hamid, a radically inventive storyteller and author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, tells the riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. Both social satire and love story, Hamid’s new book braves its way into the frenetic epicenter of the global economy.
Mohsin Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke and New York Times bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which has been published in over 30 languages, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was named by The Guardian as one of the books that defined the decade. Hamid contributes to Time, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. Hamid grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, where he currently resides.
David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, and author of three novels, a book of criticism, Native American Fiction; A User's Manual, and several essays and stories which have appeared in Esquire, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, the LA Times, and Slate.com. Treuer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Translation of Dr Apelles was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Time Out, and City Pages.
Special thanks to the Pakistan Arts Council for their help in promoting this program.
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