Pankaj Mishra and Lisa Appignanesi: Run and Hide

After twenty years novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra makes a triumphant return to fiction. Described by Amit Chaudhuri as ‘his best work yet’ and by Neel Mukherjee as ‘unforgettable’, Run and Hide (Hutchinson Heinemann) explores, through the lives of three friends riding the high tide of India’s boom years, the implications and human costs of the thirst for wealth and power.

Mishra, a regular contributor to the LRB, was in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi.