February 6th, 2014
Episode 536 of 1252 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.