Novelist and essayist Moshin Hamid enthralled faculty and students with a talk on February 27 during a visit to St. Paul's sponsored by the Monitor and the Writing Center. Hamid, on a national book tour for his new collection of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York & London, is also the author of Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and, most notably to St. Paul's English students, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Hamid at times spoke of his work in personal terms, with an outlook on the world shaped by having lived in his native Pakistan, London and the United States. He even confessed to courting his wife under the guise of a writing an essay for Time Magazine. Read more.