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.

Books by Hanif Kureishi

The Last Word

Published: April 2015

The new novel from Hanif Kureishi: an outrageous, clever and very funny story of sex, lies, art and what defines a life.

The Last Word

Published: February 2014

The new novel from Hanif Kureishi: an outrageous, clever and very funny story of sex, lies, art and what defines a life.

Collected Essays

Published: April 2011

Hanif Kureishi's essays collected together for the first time.

Collected Stories

Published: November 2010

The essential collection from one of Britain's most celebrated and controversial writers.

The Black Album

Published: September 2010

Revolutionary Writing is a promotion of eight political novels by eight great Faber writers.

The Black Album

Published: October 2009

The playscript, adapted by Hanif Kureishi from his own novel.

The Buddha of Suburbia

Published: April 2009

Hanif Kureishi's first novel, the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award in 1990.

Something to Tell You

Published: March 2009

A wonderfully colourful, warm and epic novel of London life, love, sex and regret from one of Britain's greatest contemporary writers.

The Word and the Bomb

Published: December 2005

A collection of Kureishi's most controversial and though-provoking writing on the gulf between fundamentalist Islam and Western values

My Ear at His Heart

Published: November 2005

Following the discovery of an unfinished manuscript written by his father, Kureishi looks back on his own development as a writer in the light of his father s unrealised literary ambitions


Published: July 2005

A novel by the author of The Buddha of Suburbia and My Beautiful Laundrette which analyses the agonies and joys of being connected to another person.

Hanif Kureishi Plays 1

Published: July 2005

My Beautiful Laundrette

Published: July 2005

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