Mohammed Hanif Biography
Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. After leaving the Pakistan Air Force
Academy to pursue a career in journalism, he worked for Newsline,
India Today, and The Washington Post. He has written plays for the
stage and screen, including a critically acclaimed BBC drama and the feature
film The Long Night (2002), Pakistan's first digital feature film.
Hanif is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's creative writing
programme. His first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was
published in 2008. It was longlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize, and
shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award and the 2009 Commonwealth
Writers' Prize in the Best First Book category. He is currently head of the
BBC's Urdu Service and lives in London.
This biography was last updated on 05/01/2009.
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