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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.

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R3Arts: Free Thinking - Hanif Kureishi - 06 Feb 14

February 6th, 2014

Episode 536 of 1221 episodes

Hanif Kureishi's career has included screenplays My Beautiful Launderette, Venus, London Kills Me and The Mother. His novels Intimacy, The Buddha of Suburbia and The Black Album have been adapted for film, TV and theatre. His new novel The Last Word depicts an Indian-born writer of fading reputation whose biography is being written by a younger author. Kureishi talks to Philip Dodd about writing about sex, ageing and drawing a line between autobiography and fiction.

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