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Exit West author Mohsin Hamid to speak at Loyola

Mohsin Hamid

Award-winning author Mohsin Hamid will deliver the 2019 Hanway Lecture in Global Studies and the Humanities Symposium Keynote Address on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Loyola’s Reitz Arena. The lecture, Rites/Rights of Passage: Migration and Movement in Exit West, is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

Hamid was born in Pakistan and grew up in Pakistan and California. He attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School and worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Pakistan to pursue writing.

Hamid has published five novels—Exit West, Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Discontent and Its Civilizations.

Hamid’s essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, the New Yorker, TIME, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and many others. He is a winner of the Betty Trask Award, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway award, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker twice. In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

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