The Reluctant Fundamentalist in paperback

Posted: April 16, 2008 @ 2:38 P.M.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist paperbackThe national bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist is now available in paperback!

To get your copy, please use the links to the right.

New Reviews

Posted: October 9, 2007 @ 8:48 A.M.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist has been reviewed by the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.

Read portions of these reviews

The Reluctant Fundamentalist shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize!

Posted: September 6, 2007 @ 8:18 A.M.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist has been announced, and Nicola Barker, Anne Enright, Mohsin Hamid, Lloyd Jones, Ian McEwan and Indra Sinha are the six authors up for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007, the UK's annual celebration of the finest in fiction.

Read more about the Man Booker Prize

Mohsin Hamid in Entertainment Weekly

Posted: June 14, 2007 @ 10:16 A.M.

A fantastic interview with Mohsin Hamid appears in the June 12 issue of Entertainment Weekly!

You must get asked this a lot: Changez smiled when the Towers fell — what was your personal response?
I felt frightened. I was 30 when 9/11 happened and I had lived exactly 15 years of life in America, so I was half American. I was a full-fledged New Yorker. My ex-roommate worked in the World Financial Center, and my first thought was: What happened to him? I hoped people I cared about weren't dead, and then I thought: My whole world is about to change. I had this gut feeling it would be some kind of Muslim terrorist group, and after that who knew what would happen? My mother was in Pakistan and when she witnessed it she started crying hysterically. She used to visit me for a month every year and she'd fallen in love with New York. I had to console her.

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Review: The New Yorker

Posted: May 23, 2007 @ 11:44 A.M.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is called a “lucid, unsettling novel” in this “Briefly Noted” review from the upcoming May 28, 2007 issue of The New Yorker.

Mohsin Hamid on NPR's "Fresh Air"

Posted: May 23, 2007 @ 11:44 A.M.

Listen to an archive of Mohsin Hamid’s interview with Terry Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air" from April 3.

"Exile Complex"

Posted: May 23, 2007 @ 11:44 A.M.

Sajid Huq (Jajabor) discusses Mohsin Hamid and his anticipation for The Reclutant Fundamentalist, in the context of the longings for things familiar or representative of "home" frequently experienced by expatriates, a condition he refers to as "exile complex":

That said, post colonial lit can get a little tiresome. Some greatest hits aside, a lot of the new stuff that comes out keep re-inventing the wheel. Soon, all plots and characters start to look the same.
But a breath of fresh air, in the midst of such re-inventions, is Mohsin Hamid.
In fact, Mr. Hamid may even be my hero.

The rest of his post is available on

Written Voices Podcast

Posted: April 6, 2007 @ 1:58 P.M.

The latest episode of author interview podcast Written Voices features Mohsin Hamid:

Mohsin Hamid on The Agonist

Posted: April 6, 2007 @ 1:00 P.M.

Political blog The Agonist has posted Mohsin Hamid's op-ed piece Britain and America’s Overstated Threat from Within.

Review: The Village Voice

Posted: April 6, 2007 @ 1:00 P.M.

"Hamid . . . is an artist of fantastic cunning, and his second novel (following the rightly praised Moth Smoke) demonstrates what certain trumped-up laureates of post-modernity seem incapable of grasping: that it is possible to simultaneously address the byzantine monstrosity of contemporary existence and care about the destiny of one's characters."

Read the rest of The Village Voice's review of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

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