Fiction as a form of travel

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.

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