MLF Presents Mohsin Hamid in Conversation
Monday 27th February, 7pm, Waterstones DeansgateManchester Literature Festival are thrilled to present an In Conversation with award-winning author Mohsin Hamid. Born and raised in Lahore, Hamid currently divides his time between Pakistan, London and New York. One of the most talented writers of his generation, his novels include Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The latter was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and adapted into a film featuring Riz Ahmed.
A love story for modern times, Hamid’s forthcoming novel Exit West chronicles the relationship between two young lovers, Saeed and Nadia, as their city collapses around them. Fleeing for their lives, they join the mass movement of people migrating to other countries through a series of mysterious black doors that lead to London, San Francisco, Dubai and Greece. Beautifully narrated, Exit West is both an essential read and a deeply engaging response to the burgeoning refugee crises.
Come and hear Hamid read and discuss Exit West with the Centre for New Writing’s Co-director John McAuliffe.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are £7 / £5 concessions.
Advance booking is available for MLF Get Closer Members from 10am Friday 6th January 2017. To buy tickets, please log-in on the top right hand side of the screen or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500.
Public tickets will be available from Tuesday 10th January. Membership including advance booking starts at £20 a year. Please visit our Membership page for more info or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500.