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An Evening with Mohsin Hamid
April 13, 7:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is thrilled to welcome Mohsin Hamid, author of 2022 Common Read selection Exit West, to Tulsa. Please join us for a keynote address followed by a moderated Q&A.
Exit West follows the story of a young couple’s escape from their war-torn home through a chain of mysterious doors leading to foreign lands. At once fantastical and painfully relevant, Exit West explores themes of loyalty, courage and hope. According to The New York Times, “… Hamid has created a fictional universe that captures the global perils percolating beneath today’s headlines.” Exit West was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2017 and won the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize in 2018. Hamid returns with his latest novel The Last White Man, an exhilarating story of love, loss and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.
Mohsin Hamid was born in 1971 in Lahore. He grew up mostly in Pakistan but spent part of his childhood in California and returned to America to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He then worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Lahore to pursue writing full-time.
His essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Granta, TIME, Washington Post, New York Review of Books, Financial Times, Paris Review and many other publications. He has lectured at dozens of universities around the world, from Stanford and Yale to the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore. In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.