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Hanif Kureishi
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Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He has also published several collections of short stories. He has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and been translated into thirty-six languages.

Biography
1981
Hanif Kureishi wins the George Devine Award for his plays Outskirts and Borderline.
1982
He is appointed Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Court Theatre.
1984
Kureishi writes My Beautiful Laundrette, which receives an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
1987
His second screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, is followed by London Kills Me (1991) which he also directs.
1990
The Buddha of Suburbia wins the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel and, three years later, is made into a four-part drama series by the BBC.
1995
Kureishi's second novel, The Black Album, was published. In the same year, with Jon Savage, he edits The Faber Book of Pop.
1997
His first collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, is published.
1998
His story My Son the Fanatic, from that collection, is adapted for film and released. Intimacy, his third novel, is published in the same year.
1999
His play Sleep With Me premieres at the Royal National Theatre.
2000
His second collection of stories, Midnight All Day, is published. 
2001
Gabriel's Gift, his fourth novel, is published. A film, Intimacy, based on the novel and other stories by Kureishi, is released in 2001 and wins the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
2002
The Body and Seven Stories and Dreaming and Scheming, a collection of essays, are published.
2003
His screenplay The Mother is directed by Roger Michell and released.
2004
Kureishi publishes his play When The Night Begins and a memoir, My Ear At His Heart.
2005
A second collection of essays, The Word and the Bomb, follows in 2005.
2006
His screenplay Venus is directed by Roger Michell.
2008
Kureishi's novel Something to Tell You is published.
2009
His adaptation of his novel The Black Album opens at the National Theatre, prior to a nationwide tour.
2010
Hanif Kureishi's Collected Stories are published.
Books by Hanif Kureishi
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Love in a Blue Time
Hanif Kureishi
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Author Videos
'We need a real rethink on the left': Hanif Kureishi - BBC Newsnight
Author Videos
'We need a real rethink on the left': Hanif Kureishi - BBC Newsnight
'We need a real rethink on the left': Hanif Kureishi - BBC Newsnight
Praise for Hanif Kureishi

‘No one else casts such a shrewd and gimlet eye on contemporary life.’

William Boyd
Praise for Hanif Kureishi

‘It would be hard to name a British writer of the past forty years who matches his range of achievement.’

Daily Telegraph
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