Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Hotel Jerome Ballroom
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner
Featuring the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize winner Mohsin Hamid in conversation with the new president & CEO of the Aspen Institute, Dan Porterfield. The reception and dinner will also include the Aspen Summer Words authors, agents and editors, and the opportunity to purchase tables with literary luminaries.
Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of “Exit West,” “Moth Smoke,” “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,“ “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” and “Discontent and its Civilizations.” His award-winning novels have been adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and translated into more than thirty languages. His essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, among many other publications. Hamid now resides in Lahore, his birthplace, after living for a number of years in New York and London.