Hanif Kureishi

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Birth Name: Hanif Kureishi
Born: 12/05/1954
Birth Place: Bromley, England, GB

Kureishi studied philosophy at King's College at Cambridge, but writing had been his true love since the age of fourteen. With the encouragement of his father, a part-time political journalist, Kureishi penned four unpublished novels as a teen. He began an apprenticeship in London theaters after college and worked at a variety of jobs including box-office clerk, scene shifter, stage manager and usher at the Royal Court Theatre. While writing plays, Kureishi made ends meet by writing pornographic stories for magazines under the pseudonym Antonia French. By 1981, he was writer-in-residence at the Royal Court. Some of his plays, such as "The Mother Country" (1980) and "Borderline" (1981), dealt... Continue Bio >>

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