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What Happened?

Hanif Kureishi

The essential collection of Hanif Kureishi’s finest literary essays and fiction.

95 in stock

£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571352067
Date Published
03.06.2021
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Summary

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

Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi’s new collection of essays and fiction. No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable—and much-loved—author. From social media to the ancient classics, from appraisals of David Bowie to Georges Simenon to Keith Jarrett, this is the latest literary ‘event’ in a unique body of work that displays Kureishi’s characteristic boundless curiosity and wit. What Happened? is as much about the very fact of Kureishi’s catholic appetite for culture as his observations and insights themselves, and any new book in his oeuvre is a justification for celebration.

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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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