Mohammed Hanif

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Mohammed Hanif (born November 1964 in Okara, Pakistan) is a Pakistani writer and journalist.


He was born in Okara. He graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as a pilot officer, but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism., Random House He initially worked for Newsline, The Washington Post and India Today.He is a graduate of the University of East Anglia.In 1996, he moved to London to work for the BBC. Later, he became the head of the BBC's Urdu service in London. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2005, and moved back to Pakistan in 2008.


His first novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes (2008) was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. It has been also shortlisted for 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the Best First Book category as a winner from Europe and South Asia region. He has also written plays for the stage and screen, including a BBC drama and the movie, The Long Night.


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