Fiction as a form of travel
On October 10, 2018 In Uncategorised
The latest edition of Five Dials, the excellent literary magazine from the publishing house Hamish Hamilton, has an interview with the novelist Mohsin Hamid. The self-professed “Lahore-born nomad”, whose Exit West was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, says that for him “writing fiction is a form of travel”. He also talks about migration — which is central to Exit West — empathy and a certain Fantastic Fox.