Award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid joins this episode of The Stacks to talk about his newest book The Last White Man. We discuss what inspired the story, his exploration of how whiteness works through fiction, and the ongoing conversation between a reader and the author. We also get into Mohsin’s monastic writing rituals, his elite professors, and how his writing fills a need in his understanding of life.
The Stacks Book Club selection for August is How To Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. We will discuss the book on August 31st with Ingrid Rojas Contreras.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
- “Ep. 2 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid — The Stacks Book Club (Dallas Lopez)” (The Stacks)
- How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
- Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
- Barack Obama’s Best Books of 2017
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Toni Morrison
- Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
- No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
- Jazz by Toni Morrison
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Another Country by James Baldwin
- Orientalism by Edward W. Said
- Jorge Luis Borges
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