Hanif Kureishi


‘No one else casts such a shrewd and gimlet eye on contemporary life.’ William Boyd

‘A great comic writer, and a peerless connoisseur of the human mystery.’ Boyd Tonkin

Latest book: Le Week-end

In Le Weekend, a couple - married for 30 years - spend their wedding anniversary in Paris. However, the romantic city soon becomes a backdrop to their increasingly bitter disputes about the state of their marriage - and their lives.

But, as they gradually become part of the rhythm of the city - its cafes and monuments - the tension that has burdened them fades as they re-discover the playfulness and anarchy of their youth.

Their melancholy dissolves in a sense of delight in irresponsibility, and gives them a new lease of life.