The Asia Society Book Club

Mohsin Hamid

At this Asia Society Book Club, we'll discuss "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia", the third novel by the renowned writer Mohsin Hamid. His first book "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" became a million-copy international bestseller. He has since established himself as an inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse.


The book tells the tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love and thereby presents a striking view on contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gate to the violence and hope it depicts. It takes place in an unnamed country that resembles Hamid's home country Pakistan.


"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Marvelous and moving." – TIME Magazine


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Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is one of a few writers who are accredited for revolutionizing contemporary Pakistani Literature and have it recognized around the world. Born in Lahore in 1971, he grew up mostly in Pakistan but spent part of his childhood in California. He returned to America to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Afterwards, Hamid worked in New York and London before returning to Lahore to pursue writing full-time. Today, he divides his time between London, Lahore and New York. His writing has been featured on bestseller lists, adapted for the cinema, selected as the winner or finalist of twenty awards and translated into thirty-five languages.

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Event Details

Thu 15 Nov 2018
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kaffeehaus zur Weltkugel
Bärengasse 20
8001 Zurich

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