Biography of Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani-British novelist and essayist.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Hamid spent part of his childhood in the United States before moving back with his family to Lahore. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993 and from Harvard Law School in 1997. While working at a consultancy firm, he wrote his first novel, Moth Smoke (2000), which was a hit in India and Pakistan. His second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Hamid's third novel was How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), his fourth was Exit West (2017), and he has published numerous articles, some of which are collected in Discontent and Its Civilisations: Dispatches from Lahore (2014). He published the novel The Last White Man in 2022.

Study Guides on Works by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West is Mohsin Hamid's 2017 follows a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, who live in a city in the midst of a civil war. Fearing for their safety, they are finally forced to flee the city through a series of doors that lead to other parts of the...

Mohsin Hamid's The Last White Man, first published in 2022, is a speculative fiction novel about each member of a majority-white society spontaneously developing brown skin.

Set in an unnamed English-speaking country that has similarities to...