Zahid Hussain


Zahid Hussain is a Manchester based novelist and performance poet. Zahid Hussain is a former winner of the North West Poetry Slam and has performed at venues such as Manchester�s Green Room and the Contact Theatre. His debut novel, �The Curry Mile�, was released in late 2006.



Novels, Screenplays, Poetry, Short Fiction, Readings, Workshops, Residencies,

Publications & Performance History

The Curry Mile - Author (ISBN-10: 1905778007) The Suitcase Book of Love Poems - Contributor (ISBN-10: 1905778031) Through the Eye of a Needle - Contributor (ISBN-10: 0716206269) NW Poetry Slam Champion 1998

Workshop & Reading Experience

Libraries: Chadderton Library, Oldham Manchester Central Library, Manchester Levenshulme Library, Manchester Wythenshawe Library, Manchester Bury Central Library Stretford Library, Trafford Chorlton Library, Manchester Blackburn Central Library Schools/Colleges: Xaverian College, Manchester Levenshulme High School for Girls, Manchester Whalley Range High School for Girls, Manchester Burnage High School, Manchester Loreto College, Manchester Abraham Moss High School, Manchester St. Antony's Catholic College, Trafford Balderstone Technology College, Bolton Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn Universities: University of Salford Youth Centres: Bangor Community Centre, Blackburn Prisons/YOIs: Styal Prison


Pete Kalu - Suitcase Books - 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

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Working languages

English, Urdu, Punjabi, French, Spanish, Italian

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Other information

I am represented by Shaheeda Sabir at Curtis Brown Curtis Brown Group Ltd Haymarket House 28 - 29 Haymarket London SW1Y 4SP Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7393 4400 Fax: +44(0)20 7393 4401
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