“Do desis yearn to be ruled by a strong man?” asks Moni Mohsin and further invites you to join a lively conversation about celebrity, society, and the cult of masculinity in contemporary South Asia.
Moni Mohsin was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She started her writing career at The Friday Times, Pakistan’s first independent weekly, where she served as the Features Editor. She is now a freelance journalist and author of three novels, the prize winning The End of Innocence, Duty Free and her most recent one, The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R which is out now. Her best selling collection of satirical columns, The Diary of a Social Butterfly and Return of the Butterfly, are based on her long running column for The Friday Times. She is married with two children and lives between London and Lahore.
Hamna Zubair is a writer, editor, and culture critic, living in Karachi, Pakistan. She was previously Culture Editor at Dawn.com, Pakistan's largest English-language daily newspaper. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and has published in New York City before her work in journalism in Pakistan. Her work on feminism, the arts, and how the two intersect in South Asia has appeared in Vogue, Slate, The Herald, Dawn, and various other publications.
Hamna will be moderating this event.