We're delighted to be sponsoring 'In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureshi' – an event running on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of Feburary at the University of Roehampton. Hanif Kureishi is one of the most exciting and controversial voices in contemporary literature – this conference brings together the most vibrant critics and scholars in contemporary fiction, and looks at his work within a wider cultural framework.
'Screenings of rare footage, an exclusive viewing of archival material and a special session with Kureishi’s creative collaborators' will be included in the conference, but, in addition, Hanif Kureishi will be reading from work in progress and discussing his career with Sebastian Groes (Roehampton) and Susan Fischer (The City University of New York) on the evening of Saturday 25 February. This event is free and will be taking place in the Portrait Room, Grove House, Froebel, starting at 7pm. Not to be missed!
Sebastian Groes is one of the series editors for our Contemporary Critical Perspectives series - copies of all books in the series will be on display at the event. With books already published on Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan, I'm sure that a writer like Hanif Kureishi might make an appearance in the series in future years! At the end of this year (Nov 2012 in the UK, Jan 2013 in the US) we'll be publishing a volume on Salman Rushdie – more to follow on that! For now, you can read digital previews on the most recent books by clicking on the preview buttons below.