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The author of international bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist brings to the ILB his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – an unconventional love story in a nameless city inspired by his hometown of Lahore (Sep 11, 19:30).
Describe yourself in three words starting with the same letter...
Fearless, frightened, fantasist.
Your favourite character?
Anna Karenina. Like many people, I fell in love with her while reading her.
Your recurring literary nightmare?
That I will never write another book that’s any good.
A book you wish you had written?
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.
Your first memory of writing…
A science fiction story, modeled on Star Wars, which I had just seen.
If I weren’t a writer I’d be…
Still living in wonderful New York City.