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Biography Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. After leaving the Pakistan Air Force Academy to pursue a career in journalism, he worked for Newsline and The Washington Post, and in 1996 moved to London to work for the BBC. He has written plays for the stage and screen, including a critically acclaimed BBC drama and the feature film The Long Night. Hanif is a graduate of University of East Anglia’s creative writing programme. His first book A Case of Exploding Mangoes was published in 2008.

It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award, and won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and a Commonwealth Writers' Regional Prize for Best First Book.

After 12 years in England, in 2008 he returned with his wife and 10 year old son to live in Karachi, Pakistan, where he is currently the BBC’s special correspondent. 

 

 


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