Mohsin Hamid

Exit West
  • Exit West

  • Coming soon as a major Netflix film - produced by Barack and Michelle Obama and starring Riz Ahmed


    *A Barack Obama top ten book of 2017*

    WINNER of the LA Times Prize for Fiction * WINNER of the Aspen Words Literary Prize

    'Astonishing' Zadie Smith

    'Stunning' Spectator

    'Extraordinary' TLS

    An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    All over the world, doors are appearing.
    They lead to other cities, other countries, other lives.

    And in a city gripped by war, Nadia and Saeed are newly in love.
    Hardly more than strangers, desperate to survive, they open a door and step through.

    But the doors only go one way.
    Once you leave, there is no going back.

    'One of the year's most significant literary works' The New York Times

    'A masterpiece' Michael Chabon

    'Addictively readable and brilliantly written. Fantastic' Mail on Sunday

    Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

    Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize

    Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel

    Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018

Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. His next novel, Exit West, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.

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