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Hanif Kureishi

Novelist, playwright and screenwriter...

05/12/1954 -
  • 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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Edward Said and Joseph Roth.

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