Hanif Kureishi

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his enormously successful screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, his novel - televised by the BBC - The Buddha of Suburbia and his love of pop music which he plays at full volume whilst writing.

He'll also be discussing the racial abuse which dominated his childhood in Bromley, where, as the son of an Indian father and an English mother, and the only Asian boy in his school, he was invited to instigate racial bullying, as often as finding himself to be its target.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
Book: Complete Works by Sigmund Freud
Luxury: Marijuana seeds

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40 minutes

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Fri 26 Apr 1996 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestHanif Kureishi

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