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My Ear at His Heart

Hanif Kureishi

My Ear at His Heart by Hanif Kureishi is a characterisctically inventive and ambitious memoir of Kureishi’s father.

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‘Hanif Kureishi’s literary memoir explores his relationship with his father, a failed writer. Kurieshi is, of course, hugely successful…’ Esquire

Amongst a batch of papers, Hanif Kureishi discovered an abandoned manuscript – a novel, written by his father. And so begins a journey which takes him through his father’s childhood by the sea in India to an adult life in the suburbs of Bromley. My Ear at His Heart offers remarkable insight into Hanif Kureishi’s literary calling, coming from the ashes of his father’s own attempts years before.

‘This is an ambitious book. Kureshi – free-associating with what feels like unmitigated honesty – successfully conveys the impression that in this book he has actually given us himself.’ Sunday Times

‘Deeply involving, highly intelligent and, in what it doesn’t say rather than what it does, profoundly sad.’ Evening Standard

‘I don’t think he has done anything as good, in any medium, as this moving and fiercely honest book.’ Guardian


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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