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Creative Writing Courses Are A Waste Of Time Says Hanif Kureishi (Who Teaches One)

Posted at 7:33AM Tuesday 04 Mar 2014

The author Hanif Kureishi has rubbished creative writing courses as a "waste of time", saying that the vast majority of students taking them – including many of his own pupils – are "talentless".

Kureishi teaches how to write novels, screenplays and plays at London's Kingston University, which awarded him a professorship in October and made him guest of honour when its writing school launched in 2011.

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