Mohsin Hamid, award-winning writer of Exit West, will deliver the keynote address, "Rite/Right of Passage: Migration and Movement in Exit West."
Free and open to the region’s academic communities and the general public, this lecture will provide a lively forum for discussing emigration and refugee problems.
With emigration and refugee problems as the main themes, Exit West is the epic tale of two young people whose love affair unfolds against the backdrop of civil war, drone-filled skies and shifting national borders. Garnering rave reviews, the novel won the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Aspen Words Literary Prize, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named among the Ten Best Books of 2017, New York Times Book Review.
After growing up in Pakistan and California, Hamid attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Pakistan to pursue writing. His honors include winning the Betty Trask Award, being a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway award, and being shortlisted for the Man Booker twice. In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. His other novels include Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and Its Civilizations.
Tickets to the Hanway Lecture are required by registering at https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/hanway-lecture.
Monday, March 18 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Loyola University of Maryland's McGuire Hall 4501 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210