After getting rave reviews for his novel Exit West, Mohsin Hamid is now a finalist for this year’s L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction.
Finalists for the book prizes, which are awarded in 10 categories, include Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties and Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling in the first fiction category; Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West in fiction, and Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give in young adult literature.
The awards and the winner will be announced on the campus of USC on April 20 on the eve of the L.A. Times Festival of Books.
Other notable books to appear among the finalists are Jonathan Eig’s Ali: A Life in biography; Claire Messud’s The Burning Girl in fiction, and Ivy Pochoda’s Wonder Valley in the mystery/thriller category.
Mohsin Hamid was also previously nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Awards for his book and is most known for writing the novel-turned-film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.