My Beautiful Laundrette and Other Writings

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Faber & Faber, 1996 - Drama - 170 pages
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Hanif Kureishi's groundbreaking 1984 screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette immediately received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. In addition to his screenplays and fiction Kureishi is also the author of several popular essays which are collected here, together with My Beautiful Laundrette, in a single volume for the first time. This remarkable collection shows the emergence of a major writer who is equally at home in the diverse worlds of film, fiction and non-fiction. It proves without doubt that Hanif Kureishi is one of Britain's most enduring literary talents.

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About the author (1996)

Hanif Kureishi won England's prestigious Whitbread Prize for his first novel, The Buddha of Suburbia. His screenplays include Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. His other works include the novels The Black Album and Gabriel's Gift and the short story collection Love in a Blue Time. He lives in London.

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