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27/03/2013

Samira Ahmed talks to author Mohsin Hamid, whose new novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia examines a journey from poor rural boy to corporate tycoon.

Samira Ahmed talks to international best selling author Mohsin Hamid about the follow-up to his bestselling story The Reluctant Fundamentalist . His latest novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a boldly imagined tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon and it takes its shape from the business self-help books that are being devoured by youths all over Asia. The story is both one of building a business empire and of a love affair.

Mohsin Hamid's first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Prize. His second, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Mohsi Hamid

    Samira Ahmed talks to international best selling author Mohsin Hamid about his new book

    Duration: 13:22

  • Souzou: Outsider Art In Japan

    Susan Aldworth and John Maizels explore the Wellcome Collection’s new show

    Duration: 11:49

  • The Village

    Peter Moffat discusses his television series, The Village, along with Patric Wright

    Duration: 11:43

  • The Low Road

    Susannah Clapp will be reporting on the first night of The Low Road at the Royal Court

    Duration: 06:48

Mohsin Hamid

Hamid's new book, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is published on the 28th March in Hamish Hamilton hardback.

Wellcome Collection’s show of Outsider Art from Japan

Wellcome Collection’s show of Outsider Art from Japan
The exhibition runs at the Wellcome Collection from Thursday 28th March - Sunday 30th June.

The Village

The Village stars Maxine Peake, John Simm and Nico Mirallegrostarts and begins Sunday 31st March at 9pm on BBC One.

The Low Road

Bruce Norris’s follow up to the much garlanded Clybourne Park, 'The Low Road' runs at the Royal Court Theatre from the 23rd March - 11th May.

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