Red Birds with Mohammed Hanif

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Join Mohammed Hanif in conversation with broadcaster Razia Iqbal at The London Library as he discusses his latest novel, ‘Red Birds’.

From the event listing: “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.

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.”

The event will take place at 18:30 on 11th October at The London Library.

Neelofer Korotana