About the Author

Mohsin Hamid

The internationally, bestselling novelist Mohsin Hamid was born Lahore, Pakistan in 1971. He lived in New York, London, and California, before returning home with his wife, Zahra, to raise their daughter, Dina. While living in the United States, Hamid graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude, then Harvard Law School in 1997. He discovered his job as a management consultant was unfulfilling, so began his writing career in 2000.

Exit West is his fourth novel. His previous novels: Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, each have connections to his hometown in Pakistan. Hamid commented on the length of his novels, “I’d rather people read my books twice than only half-way through.”

His work has been translated into forty languages, placed on bestseller lists, and adapted for film.






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