Pankaj Mishra’s books include The Romantics, which won the LA Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for fiction, Age of Anger and From the Ruins of Empire. He is a regularly contributor of political and literary essays to the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books and the New Yorker.
Now, Toppings will host him in the bookshop for Run and Hide, his first novel in twenty years.
Run and Hide tells the story of a group of friends in an age of upheaval and breakdown; it is a tale for our times.
Arun knows there is only way out of this small railway town. He is about to enrol in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, determined to make something of himself. But once there, he meets two friends who are prepared to go to unimaginable lengths to succeed.