Award-winning Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid on his passion for fiction. Why does he feel so strongly about the relationship between the author and the reader?
In the first of four interviews with authors from around the globe, Talking Books meets Mohsin Hamid, the award-winning Pakistani author. Mohsin Hamid has written three distinctly different novels, which all offer a vision of Pakistani modernity that challenges the prevailing stereotype of the country since 9/11. A former management consultant and Harvard and Princeton graduate, Mohsin tells Razia Iqbal why he is passionate about the role of fiction in culture. Why does he feel so strongly about the relationship between the author and the reader?