Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is the author of numerous novels, short story collections, screenplays and plays. In 1984 he wrote My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. His second film, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, was followed by London Kills Me, which he also directed. The Buddha of Suburbia won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel in 1990 and was made into a four-part drama series by the BBC. Intimacy, his third novel, was published in 1998, and was adapted for film in 2001. His work has been translated into 36 languages. He has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts des Lettres and a CBE for services to literature. In 2008 The Times listed him as one of 'The 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945' and in 2010 he was awarded the PEN/PINTER prize. Hanif Kureishi lives in London with his wife and children.

Hanif Kureishi:  MIDNIGHT ALL DAY
As the autobiographical touch is typical of many Kureishi’s works, the characters from short story collection Midnight all Day mostly come from the London art circles. Most stories deal with love relationships in which protagonists are seeing each other, but rarely see each other. Kureishi renders their repeated quests and crossroads in a simple language, communicative dialogues and soft undertone of melancholy. He seems to put his joy-seeking characters on a love carousel where they often go past one another.