PAN MACMILLAN INDIAannounces the release of
THE FIX by OMAR SHAHID HAMID
A Riveting Novel on the Networks of Fixing in the World of Cricket
Omar Shahid Hamid
ISBN 9789389109016 ǀ Rs 399 ǀ Paperback
Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival Prize in 2016 for THE SPINNER’S TALE and in 2018
for THE PARTY WORKER, Omar Shahid Hamid’s THE PRISONER was longlisted for DSC Prize 2013
Praise for Omar Shahid Hamid
‘Few writers know Pakistan’s darkest corners, or can write about
them with such verve and insight’ DECLAN WALSH
‘Crime thrillers are often considered escapist literature, but a book like
The Party Worker reminds us how the opposite can hold true as well Aditya Sudarshan, THE HINDU
‘If there was a trend in Pakistan that adapts crime thrillers into movies,
there would be no doubt that Hamid will pioneer it’INDIA TODAY
ABOUT THE BOOK
Will the profusely talented Sanam Khan’s rise to the pinnacle of world cricket be interrupted by the bookies and the powerful match-fixing mafia?
Ever since she was fifteen years old, the talented Sanam Khan has only had one dream: to win the world cup for her country. Now, thanks to her own efforts as the captain, her team of talented misfits in the Pakistan Women’s cricket team stands on the verge of realizing that dream. But fate intervenes, and the team’s success attracts the great corruptors of the sport, the match-fixing syndicates that captured the men’s team two decades ago. Will Sanam and her girls succeed where the men failed, or will history repeat itself?
As part of the Karachi Police’s Counter Terrorism Department, Omar Shahid Hamid has survived being ambushed by gangsters, implicated by colleagues in a false case, and, as CID chief, barely escaped the bombing of his office by the Pakistani Taliban. In 2011, following an attack on his offices by the Pakistani Taliban, he took a five-year sabbatical to write books and worked as a political risk consultant. In 2016, Omar returned to active duty as a Counter-Terrorism Officer. He has been widely quoted and regularly featured in several publications including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, Le Monde, Reuters, CNN, and BBC. His first novel, The Prisoner (2013), was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015 and is now being adapted for a feature film. His second novel The Spinner’s Tale (2015) won the 2016 Karachi Literature Festival Prize. He received the award again for his third novel The Party Worker (2017) at the Karachi literature festival in 2018 which is now being adapted for a TV series.