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2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Mohsin Hamid Reading

Monday August 1, 2022 7:30 pm


Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
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Booker Prize finalist Mohsin Hamid will read from his new novel The Last White Man, followed by an on-stage conversation with Houston author, American Book Award winner, and UH Creative Writing Program faculty member Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing.

All audience members will be required to wear a mask while in the theatre. Parking will be available in the Alley Theatre Garage, which you can enter off Louisiana Street. For a map with the parking location, click here.

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BOOK DISCOUNTS: Our partners at Brazos Bookstore are offering a 10% discount on The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid. To receive the discount, buy your copy of Hamid’s new book on the night of the event at the Brazos Bookstore table or visit brazosbookstore.com from now through August 7th using the coupon code INPRINT.

MOHSIN HAMID is “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times). Hamid’s debut novel Moth Smoke was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and selected as a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” He is also the author of the international bestsellers The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Exit West is being adapted into a film starring Riz Ahmed by Netflix and Higher Ground Productions, Michelle and President Barack Obama’s production company. According to The Guardian, his third novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (from which he read in the 2013-2014 Inprint Brown Reading Series) “shows a writer at the height of his powers, with a hell of a story to tell.” Hamid’s essays on globalization, economics, and identity, many of which are included in his collection Discontent and its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Granta, TIME, The Washington Post, and The Paris Review.

Hamid will read from and talk about his new novel The Last White Man, a story of loss, love, and rediscovery that “reimagines Kakfa’s iconic The Metamorphosis for our racially charged era” (Oprah Daily). About the book, Ayad Akhtar writes, “The Last White Man is perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet….an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” “A provocative tale that raises questions of racial and social justice at every turn” (Kirkus, starred review), The Last White Man was named a “Best Book of the Summer” by TIME, Elle, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly. Hamid divides his time between Lahore, New York, and London.

CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI is an American Book Award winner, poet, activist, and teacher. She is the author of 20 books including The Forest of Enchantments, Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Oleander Girl, Before We Visit the Goddess and Palace of Illusions. Her latest novel The Last Queen received the Times of India Best Fiction Award and the Best Book Award from The International Association of Working Women. She is the McDavid Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston.