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Hanif Kureishi Plays 1

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi Plays 1 includes King and Me, Outskirts, Borderline and Birds of Passage.

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In 1981 Hanif Kureishi was voted Most Promising Playwright of the Year by the London Theatre Critics for his plays Borderline and Outskirts. Since then he has gone on to write best-selling fiction (The Buddha of Suburbia, Intimacy) and acclaimed screenplays (My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid).

This selection of his original works shows his development as a writer, finding his own subject and establishing his characteristically powerful and humorous style. In his extended and witty introduction, Kureishi looks at his work in the theatre at that time, while assessing the significance of radical British theatre during the 1970s.


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…

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