1954 Born in London.
1976 First play, Soaking the Heat, staged at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.
1979 The King and Me produced at the Soho Poly.
1980 The Mother Country staged in the Riverside Studios' Plays Umbrella season.
1981 Wins the George Devine Award for Outskirts, presented at the Warehouse at the Soho Poly. Borderline opens at the Royal Court Theatre.
1982 Becomes Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Court.
1983 Birds of Passage opens at Hampstead Theatre.
1984 Adaptation of Mother Courage staged at the Barbican
1985 Film My Beautiful Laundrette released. Kureishi’s first screenplay, My Beautiful Laundrette is nominated for BAFTA Best Screenplay Award. Wins New York Film Critics Best Screenplay Award and an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
1988 Film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, written by Kureishi released. The screenplay, together with Kureishi's diary about making the film with director Stephen Frears, has since been published.
1990 The Buddha of Suburbia published. Novel wins the Whitbread Award for the best first novel.
1991 Release of film London Kills Me, written and directed by Kureishi.
1993 Adapts The Buddha of Suburbia for broadcast as 4 part BBC TV Miniseries.
1993 Adaptation of Mother Courage produced as a mobile tour in the UK by the National's education department.
1995 Second novel The Black Album published. The Faber Book of Pop edited with Jon Savage published.
1997 Collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, published.
1998 Film release of My Son the Fanatic, adapted from his short story by Kureishi for film. Third novel Intimacy is published.
1999 Production of his play Sleep with Me at the Royal National Theatre. Second collection of short stories, Midnight All Day published in the UK in November.
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