Author Mohsin Hamid on His Latest Novel and McKinsey Past

The Pakistani-born novelist on writing fiction part-time at McKinsey, reading standing up, and drones
Photograph by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute

You had a successful career in business before you published your first novel. How did you end up as a writer?
I stumbled into consulting. I didn’t know how you could make a living trying to write fiction. So I went to law school and had this enormous debt, so I interviewed for a job at McKinsey.

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