Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Episodes

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0120110822 (BBC7)
20160606 (BBC7)

Written by Moshin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani accosts an uneasy American stranger and tells him the story of his life. But as dusk deepens to night it becomes clear that this is no chance encounter.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0220110823 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

On the forty-first floor of Samson and Underwood's New York offices Changez feels on top of the world.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0320110824 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

Changez relationship with Erica deepens.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0420110825 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed.

Changez's star is rising at work but when the twin towers collapse his reaction is unexpected.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London

Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0520110826 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Read by Riz Ahmed

Changez's new life begins to unravel.

Abridged by Lisa Osborne

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Moth Smoke (2000). He also contributes articles to publications such as Dawn, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

06The Reluctant Fundamentalist20110829 (BBC7)
20160613 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Abridged by Lisa Osborne.

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani tells an uneasy American stranger the story of his life.

Changez watches in fury a newscast of American troops invading Afghanistan.

Reader: Riz Ahmed

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0720110830 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Abridged by Lisa Osborne

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani tells an uneasy American stranger the story of his life.

Changez's sense of alienation increases as he confronts the possibility that soon his country could be at war

Reader: Riz Ahmed

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0820110831 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Abridged by Lisa Osborne

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani tells an uneasy American stranger the story of his life.

On a work assignment in Chile, Changez makes a monumental decision.

Reader: Riz Ahmed

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0920110901 (BBC7)
20160616 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Abridged by Lisa Osborne

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani tells an uneasy American stranger the story of his life.

Erica vanishes as Changez's American dream comes to an end.

Reader: Riz Ahmed

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

1020110902 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)

Written by Mohsin Hamid. Abridged by Lisa Osborne

At a cafe table in Lahore a bearded Pakistani tells an uneasy American stranger the story of his life.

In Lahore, Changez's new life is revealed. But who is pursuing whom?

Reader: Riz Ahmed

Produced by Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.