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The Last Word

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The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi
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Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England -- but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales have dried up and his new wife has expensive tastes. Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biography to revitalise Mamoon's career. He greatly admires Mamoon's work and wants to uncover the truth of the artist's life, but Harry's publisher seeks a more salacious tale of sex and scandal to generate headlines. Meanwhile, Mamoon himself is mining a different truth altogether - but which one of them will have the last word?

Author Biography

Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King's College, London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy, and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He has also published several collections of short stories. Kureishi has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the PEN/Pinter Prize, and is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages. He is a professor of Creative Writing at Kingston University.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
352
ISBN-13
9780571333615
Product ID
26877117

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