The novelist, screenwriter and film director Hanif Kureishi is the author of eight novels, three collections of short stories and over a dozen film and theatre scripts, as well as numerous essays. In 1986 he was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of My Beautiful Laundrette. He also won the Whitbread Award for his first novel, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), and the PEN/Pinter Prize in 2010. In 2008 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and that same year was selected by The Times as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His most recent novel, The Nothing (2017), tells the story of a love triangle involving an elderly, disabled film director, his wife, and a film critic who spies on the couple and who becomes the wife’s lover. A novel about human passions and the emotions that arise among physical infirmity, love and indifference. Kureishi talks to Dante Trujillo.