April 11, 2021

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So Mr Kureishi, where did you get that plot?

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Hanif KureishiCatriona Luke in The Independent, UK

Hanif Kureishi’s new novel looks like a thinly disguised account of the story of Patrick French’s biography of Vidia Naipaul.

We’ll have to wait until early next year before the exact plot line of Hanif Kureishi’s new novel The Last Word is known, but judging by Faber’s recent YouTube video promotion, I think it bears uncanny resemblance to an account of the imagined legwork behind The World is What it is – Patrick French’s 2008 biography of V S Naipaul.

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