Books by Hanif Kureishi

THE NOTHING by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A short, spiky meditation on mortality delivered with nihilistic glee."
A successful and aging film director suspects those he's closest to may be plotting against him. Read full book review >
THE LAST WORD by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Kureishi is smart about book culture and relationships in a novel that fails to satisfyingly merge both."
A man opts to live with the famous—and famously prickly—author he's writing a biography about. Whoops. Read full book review >
SOMETHING TO TELL YOU by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The novel is by no means uninteresting, but it's pretty much Kureishi as we already know him—again."
A middle-aged psychoanalyst takes stock of his overcrowded past and reluctantly confronts his many demons, in the latest from Kureishi. Read full book review >
THE BODY by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2004

"Readable, intriguing, sometimes even touching, but really just a riff on a 'what if' medical question."
The ever-interesting Kureishi (Intimacy, 1999, etc.) conjures up a thought-provoker about an aging man who gets a young new body—and lives to regret it. Read full book review >
GABRIEL’S GIFT by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Pleasant frivolities, with just a refreshing dash of cynicism and attitude."
Kureishi (The Black Album, 1995, etc.), well known for his screenplays My Beautiful Laundrette and Rosie and Sammie Get Laid, offers up an inveterately thin but generally amusing novel about recovering from the debilitating legacy of the rock-and-hippie world of the '60s. Read full book review >
INTIMACY by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1999

"There seems no real reason for this book to exist, and one hopes Kureishi, having dislodged it from his system, will get back to the business of real writing."
A thin, tinny autobiographical story from the Pakistani-born British screenwriter and novelist (The Black Album, 1995;Love in a Blue Time, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
LOVE IN A BLUE TIME by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Roguish intelligence is everywhere here."
An ebulliently realistic collection from savvy British screenwriter and novelist Kureishi (The Black Album, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BLACK ALBUM by Hanif Kureishi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An agreeable mess, but then so is the protagonist—an endearingly distracted pursuer of the Ultimate Good who likes just as well the taste and feel of the here and now."
The conflict between assimilation and ethnic pride animates this vigorous picaresque by the Pakistani-born English screenwriter (My Beautiful Laundrette; Sammy and Rosie Get Laid) and author (The Buddha of Suburbia, 1990). Read full book review >