Kureishi wins at Asian Achievers Awards


Hanif KureishiNovelist Hanif Kureishi has won the accolade for achievement in media, arts and culture at the Asian Achievers’ Awards.

The awards, which celebrate individuals who have inspired communities and achieved outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields, were held on Friday (19th September) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Kureishi said he was “really proud” of the award, but added a warning to aspiring writers not to be “naive”, commenting: “I never realised quite how difficult it would be, and what a nightmare it would be, trying to be a successful writer. I managed to survive, but I had no idea at the beginning how hard it would be.”

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