3.7 Moni Mohsin: Using Social Satire To Capture The #MeToo Movement In Pakistan
Tara talks to the talented Pakistani writer, Moni Mohsin, about how she uses social satire to comment on current events in her 2 bestselling books ‘The Diary of a Social Butterfly’ and ‘The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R’.
Moni shares how the ‘metoo’ movement inspired her to write her latest politically charged novel. And how the male politician character is inspired by Trump and 1970s Amitabh Bachchan! Tara loves how her opening line, ‘Haww’, immediately drew the attention of publishers. How did she go from writing columns to books? Why does social media make her uncomfortable? How has the writing community in Pakistan supported her? Tune in to find out!
Authors Moni Loves: Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid, Mohammed Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford, Elizabeth Taylor
Moni Mohsin was born and raised in Pakistan. She has written two novels, The End of Innocence and Tender Hooks aka Duty Free and two books of collected columns, The Diary of a Social Butterfly and The Return of the Butterfly. She now lives between London and Lahore.
Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Impeccable-Integrity-Ruby-R/dp/0670094315
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