September 22, 2023


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Hanif Kureishi novel echoes life of VS Naipaul

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1302900g  The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival,The plot for the new novel by Hanif Kureishi is startlingly similar to the real-life meetings between VS Naipaul and his biographer Patrick French, says Judith Walekala in The Telegraph.

Hanif Kureishi’s new novel bears an uncanny resemblance to the story behind Patrick French’s 2008 biography of Nobel Prize-winner VS Naipaul.

The Last Word is due for release in February 2014. In a promotional video released by publisher Faber and Faber, Kureishi gave an insight into the novel’s plotline.

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