The conversation covers the key themes of his new novel: race, transformation, freedom, loss – as well as his journey into writing fiction, and, how a story is only ever half-told, until it finds a reader…
Many will know his Booker shortlisted novels The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West. And some may also know his other novels Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – and a non-fiction book, Discontent and its Civilizations. He writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, Pakistan, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.
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