The prospect of interviewing Mohammed Hanif is a daunting one. The Air Force officer-turned-journalist-turned author has an air that suggests he doesn’t particularly care about the impression he makes on the audience. He tramples over pseudo-intellectual questions with the deadpan sarcasm that makes his writing such a treat, and shrugs off requests for advice on writing with an expression that suggests he is laughing as much at himself as at his interlocutors. His Booker-nominated de