Cover of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Connecticut College is a partner of One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut, which is based on the idea of expanding a small book club to that of an entire community. This year's book is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, who will visit campus and deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Palmer Auditorium.

This is the third year Connecticut College is collaborating with One Book One Region and the selection Exit West is also the Summer Read selection for the College. Last year, the One Book One Region selection Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was the College's summer read selection.

The goals of One Book One Region are to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaden the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers among people. For further information, please call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or go to

About the Author

Mohsin Hamid

The author Mohsin Hamid was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He has studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School and has worked as management consultant. He is the author of four novels, Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, and a book of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the Aspen Woods Literary Prize for Exit West.

Hamid has also been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and twice for the Man Booker Prize. He resides between Lahore, New York, and London.