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Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist , both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke , won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. His essays, a number of them collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations , have appeared in The New York Times , the Washington Post , The New York Review of Books , and elsewhere. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.