Red Birds with Mohammed Hanif

Thursday 11 October 2018
18:30 - 20:30
The Reading Room 
The London Library 

Hanif RedBirds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named ‘Pakistan’s brightest voice’ by the Guardian, Mohammed Hanif joins us on his international tour for an evening of literary and cultural intersection, in partnership with  the Bloomsbury Institute.

This prize-winning author discusses Red Birds- his powerful novel about war, family and love.

Dubbed ‘A brave, gifted writer’ by Mohsin Hamid, and ‘One of the subcontinent's most compelling talents’ by The Scotsman, Mohammed will discuss his experiences of growing up in Pakistan, his time in the Air Force and his love of writing. He will explore the story behind Red Birds, his powerful and darkly hilarious new novel about war, refugees, family and love. Beautifully written and acutely relevant, it is distinct and unrelenting satire about the wounds inflicted on a country by foreign intervention.

Mohammed's first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel.

This occasion marks the second event in our new partnership with Bloomsbury.

18:30 Doors open
19:00 Talk begins
19:50 Q&A
20:30 Event ends

 

Ticket prices

Member: £12 (inc.VAT)

Non-member: £18 (inc.VAT)

 

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