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Anisul Hoque

This article is about the Bangladeshi author. For the Bangladeshi politician, see Anisul Haque.
Anisul Hoque
File:Anisul Hoque at Borno Mela.JPG
Anisul Haque at Borno Mela (Feb 2013)
Born (1965-03-04) March 4, 1965 (age 50)
Rangpur District, East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Education BSc in Civil engineering
Alma mater BUET
Occupation journalist, writer, editor
Parent(s) Mofazzal Hoque (father)
Mst Anwara Begum (mother)
Awards Bangla Academy Award (2011)[1]

Anisul Hoque (Bengali: আনিসুল হক; born March 4, 1965) is a Bangladeshi screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist.

Early life

Anisul Hoque was born in Rangpur in 1965. His father was Mofazzal Hoque. His mother is Mst Anwara Begum. He was the student of Rangpur PTI primary school. He passed SSC exam from Rangpur Zilla School in 1981 and HSC exam from Rangpur Carmichael College in 1983. Hoque graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), trained as a civil engineer.


His inspiration in journalism and writing started during his student life. After his graduation he joined to serve as a government employee but resigned only after 15 days. Instead he started working as a journalist. He attended the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2010. Currently, Hoque is working as an Associate Editor of a Bengali language daily Prothom Alo.

Personal life

Hoque is married to Marina Yasmin. They have a daughter, Padya Paramita.

Literary works


  • Khola Chithi Sundarer Kachhe
  • Jalrang Padya
  • Asale Ayur Cheye Baro Shaadh Tar Akash Dekhar
  • Tomake Bhabna Kori
  • Tomake Na Paoar Kabita (2013) by Prothoma


  • Kheya (The Ferryboat) (1996)
  • Fand (Trap) (1997)
  • Bristibondhu (The Rain Friend) (1997)
  • Amar Ekta Dukhkho Achhe (I have a Sorrow) (1999)
  • Se (The Person) (2002)
  • Maa (Mother) (2003) ISBN 984-458-422-1 [2]
  • Abar Tora Kipte Ho ISBN 984-458-455-8
  • Dushwapner Jatri (2006) ISBN 984-458-532-5
  • Khuda o Bhalobashar Galpo
  • Nandini (2006) ISBN 984-437-341-7
  • Alo Andhokare Jai (2007)
  • Dhukhpari Shukhpari (Fairy of Sadness Fairy of Happiness)
  • Trap (translated from Bengali to English by Inam Ahmed, published by Indian Age, ISBN 819-069-563-0)

Television drama

  • Ekannoborti
  • Choruibhati
  • Naal Piran (Red Shirt)
  • Korimon Bewa
  • Ghure Daranor Swapno
  • 69
  • No Man's Land
  • Nikhoj Shongbad
  • Radio Chocolate 69.0 FM


Script writer


  • Bangla Academy Award (2011) [1]
  • CitiBank Ananda Alo Award for Best Novel (2009)
  • Khalekdad Chowdhury Literature Award 1415
  • Television, a film script jointly written by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and Anisul Hoque, has received Asian Cinema Fund (script development), provided by South Korea's Pusan Film Festival
  • Euro Shishu Shahitya Award (2006)
  • BACHSAS Award for Best Screenplay
  • TENASINAS Award for Best Screenplay


  1. ^ a b "Bangla Academy prizes announced". 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ ebook
  3. ^ Bachelor’s Progress An encounter with director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and writer Anisul Hoque, Daily Star Weekend Magazine, January 2, 2004.

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