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Mohsin Hamid: The Last White Man

We’re thrilled to reveal that award-winning author of Exit West Mohsin Hamid will take to the stage for a very special event at Melbourne Writers Festival. 

The bestselling novels of British Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid have captured some of the greatest upheavals of our times to critical acclaim. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a singularly vivid exploration of post–September 11 politics and patriotism while Exit West remarkably renders the successive fallout of conflict and the refugee crisis – both novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Hamid’s forthcoming release, The Last White Man, follows suit, examining race, prejudice and nationalism in a world where the skin colour of white people everywhere begins to turn dark.

Appearing live in person, Hamid shares insight into this lyrical, urgent and hopeful story that asks important questions of racial and social justice, in conversation with award-winning journalist and Culture News Editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Osman Faruqi.

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Photographer credit: Jillian Edelstein.