Anisul Hoque 

Anisul Hoque, a Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, novelist, dramatist, and journalist, was born on March 4th, 1965, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2011, he was named the winner of the Bangla Academy Literary Award. Maa, a non-fiction novel, is his most popular work. He is also the editor of the journal Kishore Alo. He is also one of the two screenwriters for the movie Television. 

His father, late Mofazzal Haque, and mother, Mst. Anwara Begum, are both deceased. He attended the PTI elementary school in Rangpur. In 1981, he graduated from Rangpur Zilla School and placed third on the country’s combined merit list.  

In 1983, he completed the HSC test at Rangpur Carmichael College, achieving 8th place in the country’s combined merit list. Haque is a civil engineer who graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).  

Professional life and Career 

After graduation, he worked for the Bangladesh government in the Railway Department for 15 days before resigning. He went on to work as a journalist later on. His interest in journalism and writing began while he was still a student. He has appeared in a number of feature films. 

He was inspired to write and do journalism during his undergraduate years. In 1987, he began his journalistic career as a co-editor for the weekly Desh Bandhu Magazine, and in 1989, he became the Executive Editor of the Weekly Purbavash Magazine. 

 In 1993, he became a member of Daily Vorer Kagoj, and in 1999, he became a member of Daily Prothom Alo. Novels, stories, columns, poems, and essays are among his favorite genres. Marina Yasmin is his wife, and Padya Paramaita is their daughter. 

In 2010, he enrolled in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. Hoque is currently employed as an associate editor of the Bengali language newspaper Prothom Alo as well as the editor of the monthly youth magazine Kishor Alo. 

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