Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels, including the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, as well as Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and his most recent, The Last White Man. His books have been translated into over forty languages, adapted for film, and awarded numerous prizes.
He speaks and writes on topics ranging from literature, culture, and the arts to migration, technology, business, and politics. He has lectured at universities and conferences on six continents. His essay collection, Discontent and Its Civilizations, brings together some of his writings for the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New York Review of Books, and other publications.
Mohsin Hamid studied international relations at Princeton and law at Harvard, and worked as a management consultant. He has spent about half his life in Lahore, where he was born, and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.