WestportREADS: Keynote Talk with Author Mohsin Hamid

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a video chat with the Mohsin Hamid, author of this year's selection, Exit West. This award-winning novel follows two refugees who, against all odds, find life and love on the run. The conversations sparked included the timely topics of change, compassion and migration, as well as the richness gained through shared cultures. The book was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named a top ten best book of 2017 by the New York Times.

Location: Saugatuck Elementary School,170 Riverside Avenue

WestportREADS 2019 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman. 

Author photo credit: Jillian Edelstein

Awards & recognitions given to Mohsin Hamid:

2019: DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (shortlist): Exit West

2018: Aspen Words Literary Prize (winner): Exit West, British Science Fiction Association Award (shortlist): Exit West, Dayton Literary Peace Prize (shortlist): Exit West, Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Award (shortlist), Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, KLF Getz Pharma Fiction Prize (shortlist): Exit West, LA Times Book Prize (winner): Exit West, National Book Critics Circle Award (shortlist): Exit West, Pakistan Sitara-i-Imtiaz/Star of Excellence, Rathbones Folio Prize (shortlist): Exit West

2017:Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize (shortlist): Exit West, Kirkus Prize (shortlist): Exit West, Man Booker Prize (shortlist): Exit West, Medici Book Club Prize (shortlist): Exit West, Neustadt Prize (shortlist), New York Times Best Book of the Year: Exit West, St. Francis College Literary Prize (shortlist): Exit West

2014: Haus der Kulturen der Welt International Literature Award (shortlist): How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, KLF Embassy of France Prize (shortlist): How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize (winner): How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

2013: DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (shortlist): How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers

2009: Guardian's Books of the Decade: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Premio Speciale Dal Testo Allo Schermo (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2008: Ambassador Book Award (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Arts Council England Decibel Award (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Asian American Literary Award (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Australia-Asia Literary Award (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Index on Censorship T R Fyvel Award (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, James Tait Black Memorial Prize (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, South Bank Show Award for Literature (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2007: Good Housekeeping Book Award for Most Compelling Read (winner): The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Man Booker Prize (shortlist): The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2001: Betty Trask Award (winner): Moth Smoke, Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (shortlist): Moth Smoke, PEN/Hemingway Award (shortlist): Moth Smoke

 

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