Mohsin Hamid and Jay McInerney talked about Hamid’s forthcoming genre-bending novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Hamid discussed life in Pakistan in particular, and “rising Asia” in general; the blurry boundaries between fiction, nonfiction, and self-help; the yearnings of the spirit in an era of untempered capitalism and politicized religion; and the risks and payoffs of brevity, anonymity, and the second person.
Author, Moth Smoke; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013)
Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Author, Bright Lights, Big City; The Good Life