Novelist Hanif Kureishi on David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’

March 17, 2015 1:56 PM

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Novelist Hanif Kureishi on David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’

Hanif Kureishi, 60, is a British author, playwright and filmmaker. His latest novel is “The Last Word” (Scribner). He spoke with Marc Myers.

In the late 1960s, I attended the same South London high school as David Bowie. He’s seven years older than me, and even back then he left quite a mark. At school, one of my teachers said if I didn’t behave, I’d turn out like him. Which was fine with me. Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” sums up how I felt.

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