Hanif Kureishi webchat – as it happened @The Guardian


The author of new collection Love + Hate joined us to answer your questions – from why he writes about sex to the state of Britain after the election, via Kafka and David Bowie, catch up with his answers here: The Guardian

Hanif Kureishi‘I would say that writing today, particularly writing in English – which is the form I’m most aware of – is in a surprisingly healthy state, and that new writing from India, Pakistan and the whole subcontinent is very lively at the moment. There is also much new writing coming out of Africa. So despite people speaking all the time about the death of the novel, and indeed of writing altogether, people clearly haven’t given up on the idea that the novel – and I mean in particular the novel – is a central form for expressing both the social and psychological depths of human life.’

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