Lecture

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid

This year’s Everybody Reads selection is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Hamid as the culminating event of the 16th annual Everybody Reads.

Mohsin Hamid was born in 1971 in Lahore. He grew up mostly in Pakistan but spent part of his childhood in California and returned to America to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He then worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Lahore to pursue writing full-time.

National Geographic Live - Pink Boots and a Machete

National Geographic Live - Pink Boots and a Machete

Mireya Mayor, Primatologist & TV Correspondent

National Geographic Live - Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon

National Geographic Live - Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon

Kevin Fedarko, Writer & Pete McBride, Photographer/Filmmaker

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. This trek is not the pair’s first adventure together, but it may be the toughest.

National Geographic Live - Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions

National Geographic Live - Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions

Ami Vitale, Photojournalist

Experience our world through the eyes of an award-winning photographer whose career has brought her face-to-face, not just with violence and conflict, but also with surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Ami Vitale’s work has taken her to more than 90 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.”