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The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma


May 2, 2010 | French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Florence Gould Hall | New York City

With Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma; introduced by Philip Gourevitch


Co-sponsored by The Paris Review and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

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The “war on terror” has been examined from myriad angles: social, political, religious. How might fiction illuminate the complex forces at play and the individuals involved on all sides? Join Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, author of Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and the award-winning Indian author of An Obedient Father, Akhil Sharma, for a conversation on the power of novels to reveal, explain, and even anticipate contemporary events. Introduced by author Philip Gourevitch, editor of The Paris Review.

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