Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif


Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. He graduated from the Pakistan Air Force Academy as pilot officer but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. His 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. His second novel, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti, was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Book Prize. His third novel, Red Birds, was released last year to much critical acclaim. He has written the libretto for a new opera and writes regularly for The New York Times, BBC Urdu, and BBC Punjabi. He currently splits his time between Berlin and Karachi.

Photo Credit: Nimra Bucha

Buy Mohammed Hanif’s latest novel, Red Birds, on Amazon.

Events with Mohammed Hanif

Desi Lit Rising, featuring Mohammed Hanif and H.M. Naqvi

11 May 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012

The Art of Violence

12 May 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Sq.
New York, NY 10003

Seeing Beyond Satire and Stereotypes, a PEN America World Voices Festival event in Los Angeles

14 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101