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Ask the authors: Hamid Mohsin

Berlin's International Literature Festival continues and Hamid Mohsin presents his new novel, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" on Sep 11. Keep checking back throughout the festival for more chats with literary luminaries.

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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.