Pakistani author's novel among Obama’s favourites of 2017
WASHINGTON - Former American President Barack Obama concluded his year 2017 by disclosing his reading list which included Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid's latest work Exit West.
The novel is the fourth one by Mohsin Hamid and was also shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize besides entertaining the former Democrat president who also shared his favourites including 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman; 'Grant' by Ron Chernow and a few others through his Facebook handle as 2018 ticked.
The 44th US president also shared the songs that fascinated him the most in 2017.
Favourite tracks of Obama include 'Blessed' by Daniel Caesar; 'The Joke' by Brandi Carlile; 'First World Problems' by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar); 'Rise Up' by Andra Day and a few more.
Mohsin Hamid was born in Lahore and spent half his life here before moving and shifting between New York, California, and London.
Novelist Mohsin Hamid's 'Exit West' shortlisted ... 04:24 PM | 13 Sep, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Famous Pakistani English-language author Mohsin Hamid was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his ...
He has written four novels, Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, and a book of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations.
The novel for which he had been shortlisted was a love story published in March 2017.
Exit West narrates the story of a young couple in an unnamed country. Their city collapses around them and they are forced to join a wave of migrants fleeing for their lives.
- Pakistan surpasses 247,000 cases of coronavirus – 5,157 confirmed ...09:03 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- Pakistan Stock Exchange returns to regular operational hours on Monday08:48 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- No more announced load shedding in Karachi from tomorrow, says Asad ...08:09 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- PAKvENG – Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed to captain in 2-day practice ...07:32 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- Number of corona patients on ventilators down 28 percent: Asad Umar07:01 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- Aisha Uqbah Malik pens a heartwarming birthday wish for husband04:27 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- Hamza Ali Abbasi criticises Muslims encouraging conversion of other ...03:58 PM | 11 Jul, 2020
- When Is Eid Al Fitr 2020? ... So The Curiosity Begins!06:42 PM | 12 May, 2020
- Top five health benefits of eating watermelon04:08 PM | 7 May, 2020
- How to lose weight during Ramadan Kareem03:18 PM | 28 Apr, 2020
- Ramadan 2020: Keep yourself healthy with these 5 nutritional tips12:49 PM | 23 Apr, 2020