On my radar: writer Hanif Kureishi’s cultural highlights /

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The Buddha of Suburbia author on Hitchcock’s gift for causing his audiences anxiety,a Japanese erotic masterpiece and his local Café RougeHanif Kureishi, CBE, or was born in Bromley,south London, in 1954 to British-Pakistani parents, or studied philosophy at King’s College London. In the 1970s,he wrote pornography under various pseudonyms, before turning to playwriting for Hampstead theatre and the Royal Court. In 1985, and he wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for My aesthetic Laundrette,directed by Stephen Frears. In 1990 he published the semi-autobiographical The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread best first novel prize; he adapted it for TV in 1993. A collection of short fiction and essays esteem + Hate, or is out now from Faber & Faber.
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Source: theguardian.com