Hanif Kureishi


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in London, The United Kingdom
December 05, 1954

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Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette, My Son the Fanatic and Venus). Among his other publications are the collection of essays Dreaming and Scheming, The Word and the Bomb and the memoir My Ear at His Heart.

Kureishi was born in London to a Pakistani father and an English mother. His father, Rafiushan, was from a wealthy Madras family, most of whose members moved to Pakistan after the Partition of India in 1947. He came to Britain to study law but soon abandoned his studies. After meeting and marryi
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The Buddha of Suburbia

3.73 avg rating — 14,149 ratings — published 1990 — 79 editions
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The Black Album

3.47 avg rating — 2,544 ratings — published 1995 — 41 editions
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Intimacy

3.56 avg rating — 3,809 ratings — published 1998 — 61 editions
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Something to Tell You

3.25 avg rating — 1,832 ratings — published 2008 — 41 editions
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Gabriel's Gift

3.29 avg rating — 1,333 ratings — published 2001 — 31 editions
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My Beautiful Launderette

3.65 avg rating — 877 ratings — published 1986 — 9 editions
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Love In A Blue Time

3.48 avg rating — 925 ratings — published 1997 — 24 editions
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The Body

3.57 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 2002 — 23 editions
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Intimacy and Midnight All D...

3.58 avg rating — 728 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Midnight all Day

3.37 avg rating — 816 ratings — published 1999 — 19 editions
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“At the same time, you have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you, too far and they abandon you. How to hold them in the right relation?”
Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy

“Soon we will be strangers. No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy. We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history.”
Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy

“Falling in love was simple; one had only to yield. Digesting another person, however, and sustaining love, was bloody work, and not a soft job.”
Hanif Kureishi, Midnight all Day

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