John McAuliffe “In Conversation” with Mohsin Hamid
|Dates:||27 February 2017|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||£7 / £5|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Manchester Literature Festival presents 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. 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.
Advance booking is available for MLF Get Closer Members from 10am on Friday 6 January 2017. Public tickets will be available from Tuesday 10 January 2017.
To book please visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500.
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