"A riveting piece of textual detective work . . . A moving and fiercely honest book."
– The Guardian (U.K.)
"It is family memoir, autobiography and cultural history combined. . . . With what feels like unmitigated honesty Kureishi successfully conveys the impression that in this book he has actually given us himself."
– The Sunday Times (London)
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Hanif Kureishi won the prestigious Whitbread Prize for The Buddha of Suburbia and was twice nominated for Oscars for best original screenplay (My Beautiful Laundrette and Venus, which starred Peter O’Toole). In 2010 Kureishi received the prestigious PEN/Pinter Prize. He lives in London.