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Hanif Kureishi biography and information
- Hanif Kureishi was born in Bromley, South London to Pakistani and English parents.
- He attended Bromley Technical High School and studied for A levels at Bromley College of Technology where he was elected as Student Union President in 1972. He later studied philosophy at King's College London.
- His most famous work is My Beautiful Laundrette, a screenplay about a gay Pakistani-British boy growing up in 1980s London for a film directed by Stephen Frears. It won the New York Film Critics Best Screenplay Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
- The Times has included Kureishi in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Book and writing awards
PEN/Pinter Prize 2012 and Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at The Asian Awards 2013.
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