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Publishing Perspectives Presents 'A Radical, Politically Engaged Fiction': Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Porter Anderson

19 October 2022
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Frankfurt Pavilion

Following his keynote address at the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse Opening Press Conference, author and essayist Mohsin Hamid sits down with Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief Porter Anderson for a discussion of what Hamid has described as fiction's "strange power to destabilize the collective imaginings we inherit and reproduce." This examination of that potential for a muscular, disruptive literature will explore how Hamid, twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has called for "a radical, politically engaged fiction" – and how he handles the art and business of creating fantastic, timely alternatives that sting us with the hard truths of our world's immediate turmoil.